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.