2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Indigenous object name:||fétiche ibeji|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Yoruba|
|Period:||2nd half 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Among the Yoruba - an ethnic group established in Nigeria, Benin and in a part of Togo - the birth of twins was interpreted as an exceptional, beneficial but also supernatural sign. The Yoruba devote a true cult to these twins, materialised in the form of wooden statuettes named Ibeji, meaning twins.
When a twin dies, the parents commission an Ibeji to the sculptor which will become the substitute child. An important ritual which consists in invocations and offerings surrounds the craftsmanship of this sculpture.
With its traditional scarification and the beads surrounding its body, this Ibeji with globulous eyes represents well its ethnic group.
Catawiki member since February 22, 2017, received 18 reviews in total (18 in last 12 months)
|Feedback score:||94.4% (18 reviews)|
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Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Sehr schönes Objekte, wie beschrieben
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Parfait, sans problème, merci
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Un masque neuf vendu au shop du musée de Tervueren comme souvenir de la visite, faussement estimé par l'experte comme "utilisé avec signes d'usure". Vaut cinq Euros sur un stand de puces.
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.oggetto interessante e rispondente alle aspettative
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Parfait
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.snel geleverd en mooie kwaliteit masker
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.Alles Ok. Immer wieder!!!
Please note: some elements on this page have been translated automatically.I've received the instrument on Friday, Febr. 15th in a good shape: well packed (lots of tape). I think the instrument is quite unique, strange that it cannot be tuned... well: I'm happy with it. KvZ
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