Ancestor figure - Aluminium, Copper, Wood - Ibedji - Yoruba - Nigeria

Description
Ancestor figure - Aluminium, Copper, Wood - Ibedji - Yoruba - Nigeria
1st half 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

Unique artistic representation of an Ibeji couple.
Both have a hairstyle with an extremely high shape, decorated with embedded aluminium dots, a headband and belly button as well as pupils made of copper. The diamond shape of the eyes is repeated in the scar tattoo on the abdomen and the breasts of the woman. The male figure has nipples made of embedded aluminium.
The back side is also artistically formed; the back of the head, the arms and the bottom are shaped like arches.

Weight: Woman 500 g, height 40 cm
Weight: Man 562 g, height 40 cm

Lot details
Object
Ancestor figure
Indigenous object name
Ibedji
Ethnic group/ culture
Yoruba
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Aluminium, Copper, Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
40×0×0 cm
Weight
562 g
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