Lot: 338

86th Tribal Art Auction

Female twin figure "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Ede

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Eli Goldmann, Vienna, Austria (collected in situ in the 1950s/60s)
Winfried Rathke, Geisenheim, Germany (1967)
H: 11.2 inch 500 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, brown patina, indigo blue pigment, red wood powder, two strings of glass beads, one string with tiny coconut discs, prominent face with diamond-shaped eyes (with notched eye-lashes), tripartite nose and small mouth, forehead and face sides covered with linear incised scarification marks, crown-shaped pierced coiffure, slightly dam., abrasion of paint

Polo, Fausto, Enzyklopädie der Ibeji, 2008, ill. 370