Lot: 240

91 Tribal Art Auction

Female twin figure "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Oyo, Igbuke style

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Lore Kegel & Boris Kegel-Konietzko, Hamburg, Germany (collected in Oyo, 1956) H: 11.6 inch 1500 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, camwood powder, coconut discs, glass beads, drilled pupils, beautiful washing patina In the style of the "Igbuke" family of carvers, the typical marks on the abdomen and the grooved ornamentation around the base are easily recognizable.


Stoll, Gert & Mareidi, Ibeji, Zwillingsfiguren der Yoruba, München 1980, p. 161, ill. 57