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Beautiful and Ancient IBEJI figurine YORUBA - Nigeria and Benin

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Beautiful and Ancient IBEJI figurine YORUBA - Nigeria and Benin

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1st Half of the 20th century

IBEJI statuette (YORUBA) of the cult of the twins, depicting a woman ornamented with a hairdo.

Wonderful patina of wear, trade beads, remains of blue pigments on the hairstyle.

Height : 29 cm.

Purchased in 1995, Origines Gallery. Paris.

Twins, who are four times as many in this region of western Africa than in the rest of the world, are the subject of particular attentions.

Considered as supernatural beings, twins are indivisible.

When one of them dies, a figurine is carved, supposed to represent the soul of the deceased twin and to maintain the balance of the pair.

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France $16.62
Italy $22.15
The Netherlands $22.15
Rest of Europe $22.15
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