Ibeji

A superb male Ibeji with an elegant hairstyle of two plaits sweeping up and back on his head. Red and white beads decorate his neck together with blue, red and white striped larger beads. Around his waist are coconut slices interspersed with red beads. Having a protruding stomach with Tukula powder partly applied to the body. The fine brown patina is somewhat lighter on the face.
19th century
Ede. Oyo State. By Abegunde of Ede (a beautiful example)
cf. Ibeji. Mareidi & Gert Stoll, 1980. illus. 93
Ibeji. Chemeche, 2003. illus. 95. 99

Ibeji

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