Lot: 244

91 Tribal Art Auction

Female twin figure "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Ilorin / Kwara State, Egbe

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Ketterer, Munich, 6 December 1985, lot 131 H: 11.7 inch 500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, pigments, camwood powder, metal rings, glass beads, nail heads (eyes), insect caused missing parts Long years of use in the cult have rendered the facial contures of this figure barely recognizable.

Stoll, Gert & Mareidi, Ibeji, Zwillingsfiguren der Yoruba, München 1980, ill. 172