Lot: 334

70th tribal art auction

Twin figure "ere ibeji"

Nigeria, Yoruba, Ede

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
American Private Collection H: 11.4 inch 1200 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, reddish brown patina, encrustations with red wood powder, remains of indigo blue paint, flat body with handle-shaped arms, typical characteristics of the Ede "ibeji": the puckered face, as well as the lashes carved all the way around the eyes, slightly dam., traces of insect caused damage (right hand, at the back of the coiffure);
presumaby from the workshop of Agobunde of Ede from the Oyo area.

Stoll, Gert, Ibeji, Zwillingfiguren der Yoruba, München 1980, p. 202, ill. 92