mid 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear
|Object:||Figure (More lots)|
|Indigenous object name:||Ibeji|
|Ethnic group/ culture:||Yoruba|
|Period:||mid 20th century|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
|Sold with stand:||No|
Female figure of the twin Ibeji, Yoruba, made of wood with dark encrusted patina, camwood powder (African sandalwood), a thread with coconut discs and one with glass and coral beads on the feet, and three threads with glass barrels around the neck. The figurine features the typical pear-shaped face with a towering high hairstyle.
The ibeji are anthropomorphic carved figurines typical of the Yoruba people.
The Yoruba people gave birth to a cult, based on the belief that the spirit of the dying twin can be trapped in the statuette made for the occasion and preserved. For this purpose the figurines are looked after as if they were alive, taking care of their cleaning, clothing and nutrition.
This sculpture was purchased in 1979 at the Totem-Meneghelli Gallery in Johannesburg.
There are some small cracks, scratches and breaks that prove its age and prolonged use, as well as the dark brown patina. Everything is visible in the photos.
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