Lot: 346

86th Tribal Art Auction

Female twin figure "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Egbado

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Eli Goldmann, Vienna, Austria (collected in situ in the 1950s/60s)
Winfried Rathke, Geisenheim, Germany (1967)
H: 9.4 inch 450 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, matt brown patina, small remains of indigo blue pigment, fine work of carving, incised scarification marks on the face, drilled pupils (metal tags missing), abrasion of paint, slightly stained patina