Twin figures, one female, one male, from the region Egba. On platform sandals. Prominent penis. Scarification marks on forehead and cheeks. Deep, intricate scarification marks on the body. The man's chest and back are toned, carved bangles on the upper arm. Wood; necklaces with beads from tree-bark and bracelets from metal. Minimal traces from indigo-blue dye on the coiffure, residue of red-wood and white powder on the body, fine old patina.
Sections missing from age on the left foot of the man.
Hammer Price: 2,400 €
03. June 2014 at 8:01 PM
Supporting literature: Mareidi and Gert Stoll, collaboration Ulrich Klever, Ibeji-Zwillingsfiguren der Yoruba, Munich 1980; Ulrich Klever, Bruckmann's Handbuch der Afrikanischen Kunst, Munich 1975.
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