of Twin Dolls
Ibeji -Erin, Oyo , Nigeria
Late 19th/Early 20th Century
Ex: Private NYC Collection
Published in “Ibeji, Cult of Yoruba Twins”
By George Chemeche
Page 128; plate 80
These wonderful pair of Erin-Ibeji is beautiful and charming. The sculpture
is very well balanced on both figures. The patinas suggest years of ritual
handling; bathes and feedings, in addition to, being adorned with old
colorful trade beads, proof of the importance that these Ibeji had in
the owner’s life. A very fine published pair; in excellent condition.
These figures stand 10.5 inches in height.
SOLD / IN 707