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Ibeji Figure

Yoruba, Nigeria

Fine Ibeji Figure. Yoruba Culture, Nigeria

With a pair of inserted metal eyes, this fine Yoruba ibeji is depicted standing in an upright position. Crowning the figure's head is a carved double-ridged coiffure - a defining characteristic of the piece.

The coiffure bears traces of Reckitt's Blue, and, over time, the surface of the figure has developed a worn patina. Adorning the body of the ibeji are strands of early glass beads, metal bangles and cowrie shells.

Ex Private Collection, Europe

Estimated Period: Early 20th Century

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SIZE
H: 23 CM
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