A fine Yoruba single male Igbomina type 'ere ibeji'
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All Items: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1950: item # 1074559
Please refer to our stock # Y92.19.1 when inquiring.
michael cichon tribal arts
P.O. Box 5919
Bradenton, FL 34281
$500.00....further provenance on request
|The emphasized puffy cheeks on this male 'ere ibeji' are that of an infant, yet the figure, as in all carvings of deceased twins, actually depicts maturity. Another distinctive feature is the toothy mouth. Typical linear scarification marks across the cheeks, upper arms, and chest. A red bead necklace of Sango, protector of twins, was added by the mother who cared for the doll. Small trade bead strands have been placed in holes drilled by the hands of the figure to further protect the deceased. With a very fine, softened, shiny, rich brown red, encrusted patina. From Nigeria, West Africa, early 20th century. 11.25"H x 4.25"W. Provenance: Prominent Florida museum deaccession.|