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77. FINE PAIR OF BRONZE IBEJU 'ONILE' FIGURES. YORUBA, NIGERIA

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Bronze Ibeju Onile Figures. Yoruba Culture, Nigeria

These two finely cast bronze Yoruba figures depict a kneeling male and female. The male figure is shown with clasped hands, and the female holds an offering bowl. Both the figures are crowned with elaborate headdresses, and are adorned with representations of scarification markings. Over time, these bronze figures have developed beautifully smooth surface patinas.

Estimated Period: Late 19th Century

Ex Private Collection, Hanover

Height of Female Figure: 20cm

Height o Male Figure: 20.5cm

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Heights (Incl. Bases): 21.5 & 21.5 CM
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