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 €
03. June 2014 at 6:50 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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