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

Lot reference 28839949
Ancestor figure - Aluminium, Copper, Wood - Ibedji - Yoruba - Nigeria

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1st half 20th century - Fair condition, used with visible signs of wear

Object: Ancestor figure (More lots)
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

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

De KPollak  

Catawiki member since September 21, 2016, received 5 reviews in total (5 in last 12 months)

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    hh49 September 24, 2019

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    010259 September 15, 2019

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    Très beau masque. Fidèle à la description. Envoi rapide. Conditionnement et protection du masque parfait.
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    NicolasMoser September 10, 2019

  • Very carefully packed. Mask exactly as per pictures and description. Great. Thank you.

    user-e3ac1bb September 2, 2019

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