Male twin figure "ere ibeji"
Akinola, son of Faleye, Nigeria, Yoruba, Joga Orile village
|Walter Stanley Schwab, Murten, Switzerland ("WS 349")||H: 9.1 inch||sold|
wood, washing patina, pigment residues (indigo blue), glass beads, base A comparable "ibeji" figure of Akinola shown in Homberger, Zurich 1991, p. 37, ill. 53. Both figures demonstrate Akinola's eye for clear lines and strictly defined masses, as well for naturalistic details, such as the carved pectoral muscles and shoulder blades.