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Ibeji Pair

Yoruba, Oke-Iho, Nigeria
19th-early 20th c.

Provenance: Collected between 1964-1968 by Gert Stoll, Munich. Deb Glasser, Boston

Introducing a pair of extraordinary Ibeji twins from Oke-Iho, Nigeria, influenced by Shaki art. Standing out with their unusually large size, they boast a captivating hairstyle featuring two braids meeting above the head. The male figure surprises with a string of beads around the hips, a custom typically for women. Their unique features include large orbital arches with marked eyelashes, square shoulders, and well-preserved, deeply patinated surfaces. Retaining their original beaded attachments, these Ibeji twins are in excellent condition, a true reflection of Yoruba cultural heritage.

Ibeji Pair

Yoruba, Oke-Iho, Nigeria
19th-early 20th c.

Provenance: Collected between 1964-1968 by Gert Stoll, Munich. Deb Glasser, Boston

Introducing a pair of extraordinary Ibeji twins from Oke-Iho, Nigeria, influenced by Shaki art. Standing out with their unusually large size, they boast a captivating hairstyle featuring two braids meeting above the head. The male figure surprises with a string of beads around the hips, a custom typically for women. Their unique features include large orbital arches with marked eyelashes, square shoulders, and well-preserved, deeply patinated surfaces. Retaining their original beaded attachments, these Ibeji twins are in excellent condition, a true reflection of Yoruba cultural heritage.

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