Lot: 344

86th Tribal Art Auction

Female twin figure "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba

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

wood, brown patina, encrusted with camwood powder, carved with loincloth, rich scarification marks on breast, stomach and back, abundant glass bead ornament (10 strings), drilled pupils (metal tags missing), facial features abraded through repeated feeding procedures