Ibeji Twins - Wood - Yoruba - Nigeria

Description
Ibeji Twins - Wood - Yoruba - Nigeria
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Appealing Ibeji twins with coat of the YORUBA tribe of Nigeria. One of the most famous Yoruba Ibeji woodcarvings is the figures that represent deceased twins. According to Yoruba faith, they affect the daily lives of family members so they were honoured with libations and prayers.
Warm expression, decorated with a coat made of buttons / beads. They have a beautiful patina of old age, good condition.

Provenance: former private collection from Belgium.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).

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Lot details
Object
Ibeji Twins
Ethnic group/ culture
Yoruba
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
26×13×8 cm
Weight
430 g
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