Lot: 324

87th Tribal Art Auction

Female twin figure "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Oshogbo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Ursula Voorhuis, Sint Agathe, The Netherlands H: 10 inch/ 10.8 inch 800 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, matt reddish brown patina, traces of black and indigo blue pigment, glass bead necklace, big eyes with framing eyelashes and drilled pupils (metal tags missing), linear skin scarifications on forehead and cheeks, fine grooved bipartite high towering coiffure, encrustations with camwood powder "osun", slightly dam., abrasion of paint (eyes, mouth)