Lot: 283

87th Tribal Art Auction

Male pair of twin figures

Benin, Fon

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
German Private Collection H: 7.3 inch/7.9 inch 250 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, brown patina, black paint, four strings of miniature glass beads each, facial features rubbed off, crack (base). Even the Fon practice, like the Yoruba of Nigeria and the Ewe of Togo, the twin cult in which figures are carved to commemorate a deceased twin.

Bofinger, Brigitte & Wolfgang, Puppen aus Afrika, Stuttgart 2006, p. 47