Lot: 93


Nigeria

Pair of twin figures, one male Ibedji and one Ibedji without any identifying sexual features, region Igbomina/ Ila. Prominent penis on the male figure. High coiffure, muslim-designed pendants on the chest and back. Wood, glass-beaded necklace, cowrie shells. Traces of indigo dye on coiffure. Residue from red wood on body, fine old patina, patina from washing on face.

Worm holes, crack, abrasions.

Hammer Price: 1,300 €

115B -
03. June 2014 at 6:50 PM

Literature:

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.