Lot: 325

88th Tribal Art Auction

Female twin figure "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Igbomina, Offa

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Private Collection, Berlin, Germany H: 9.4 inch sold

wood, brown patina, black paint, camwood powder, glass beads, seeds, metal tag pupils, rare type: face and body built of geometrical forms, unusual: broad beak-like mouth, richly adorned, rep. (breakages at the base fixed by metal clamps), cracks

Polo, Fausto, Enzyklopädie der Ibeji, 2008, ill. 600