Lot: 243

91 Tribal Art Auction

Male twin figure "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Ilorin / Kwara State, Egbe

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Ketterer, Munich, 6 December 1985, lot 131 H: 12.4 inch 600 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, pigments, camwood powder, The high crown-like coiffure and hands folded over the abdomen are the distinct characteristics of this "ibeji" type. The rich adornment (metal rings, glass beads, coconut discs) is an indication of the high regard paid to the deceased by his family,


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