Lot: 284

58th tribal art auction

Female pair of twin figures "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Area of Abeokuta

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
American Private Collection H: 9.4 inch 300 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, middle brown patina, strings of glass beads, in nearly identical posture rising from disc-shaped bases, the arms carved free, with the fingertips resting aside the thighs, the big heads crowned by high crested coiffures, nail heads as pupils, incised scarification marks on the cheeks, dam., cracks (breast, base, side of the head)