YorubaTwin Figures (ère ìbejì) C 19 Wood, pigment, beads, and cowrie shells 13 3/4" - When a twin dies, a figure is carved to localize the spirit of the deceased. If neglected, its spirit might feel abandoned and invite the soul of the surviving twin to join it in the beyond. The smooth, worn surfaces of these figures show that they have been cared for devotedly. Their elaborate ceremonial coiffures are rubbed with a powdered dye called Rickett’s blueing, which was used by the British...
Palace mask. Notabler. Man and leopard motifs. Oku, Cameroon
Exceptional Pair of Twins, ere ibeji, Ajasse Igbomina. Yoruba Tribe, Nigeria (female with rare medicinal application). Vetted as authentic by a committee of tribal art experts, purchase includes complete dossier and certificate of authenticity. In our years, we have yet to see a pair of ibeji in which one or both of the twins has a medicinal application applied to its surface. This and more ethnographic art for sale on CuratorsEye.com.
West Africa Cameroon Bantu mask dance
Africa | Female ancestor figure from the Mambila people of Cameroon | wood | ca. mid 20th century
Grand Bamun bronze mask - African Art
Yoruba _ Ere Ibeji - Ibadan Gebiet
Nigeria - Yoruba - Ere Ibeji - Igbomina ,Ila-Gebiet Prov. Galerie Schwarz-Weiß ( 1981-1983) ex Sammlung Dieter Eulenburg