Ibeji statue


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Yoruba’s statue, wood, copper, pearls and nice patina.

H: 11.4 in.

Masculine statue from twins cult called ibeji from Yoruba people of Nigeria. This statue was carved after the death of one or two new childs, as a memory’s artefact. In Yoruba culture, birth of twins is sacred. This piece has a nice patina, its aesthetic style is from Oyo’s area maybe from Oshogbo.

Middle of 20th century, ex-collection P.Terrier.



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