Ibeji

A pair of non-identical twins with bead necklaces. The females hairdo is plaited forwards and she has beads around her left ankle. The male hairdo is a series of knots in a ridge, with the rest of head shaved. Both have carved bracelets and waist beads. A fine chestnut patina.
19th / early 20th century
Ila Irangun Igbomina area, possibly, but these two are an extremely rare type. The male hairdo is also found amongst Egba Ibeji.
Size: Female: 26 cm high - 10 ins high
Male: 27 cm high - 10½ ins high

Ibeji

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