Lot: 33470th tribal art auction
Twin figure "ere ibeji"
Nigeria, Yoruba, Ede
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|American Private Collection||H: 11.4 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, reddish brown patina, encrustations with red wood powder, remains of indigo blue paint, flat body with handle-shaped arms, typical characteristics of the Ede "ibeji": the puckered face, as well as the lashes carved all the way around the eyes, slightly dam., traces of insect caused damage (right hand, at the back of the coiffure); presumaby from the workshop of Agobunde of Ede from the Oyo area.