Lot: 28458th 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||
plus 23 % 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)