Lot: 34586th Tribal Art Auction
Couple of female twin figures "ere ibeji"
Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Oshogbo
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Eli Goldmann, Vienna, Austria (collected in situ in the 1950s/60s)
Winfried Rathke, Geisenheim, Germany (1967)
|H: 10 inch/10.2 inch||sold|
wood, brown patina, indigo blue and red pigment, diamond-shaped eyes with framing eyelashes and drilled pupils (metal tags missing), flat noses with hanging tip, pursed lips, concentrical linear tattoos, scarifications on the stomach, string of glass discs around hips, one figure with cowrie shell pendant, slightly dam., cracks