Pair 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