Lot: 329

88th Tribal Art Auction

Male/female pair of twin figures "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Abeokuta

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Private Collection, Berlin, Germany H: 9.8 inch sold

wood, brown patina, black paint, camwood powder, typical Abeokuta carving style characteristics: crested coiffure, "Egba" tribal marks, hand position and loincloth of the male figure, both richly adorned with strings of glass beads, drilled pupils (metal tags missing), facial features abraded, min. dam. (eyes)

Stoll, Gert, Ibeji, Zwillingsfiguren der Yoruba, München 1980, p. 108, ill. 1