Lot: 191

Male twin figure "ere ibeji"

Akinola, son of Faleye, Nigeria, Yoruba, Joga Orile village

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Walter Stanley Schwab, Murten, Switzerland ("WS 349") H: 9.1 inch 600 EUR / 1200 EUR

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.

Homberger, Lorenz (Hg.), Yoruba, Zürich 1991, p. 37, ill. 53