Ibeji

A tall female twin figure slightly damaged by termites, with long triangular breasts, and a carved lip plug. The eyelashes are carved all around her round eyes. A squared mouth and pointed hairdo with scars around the umbilicus.
19th / early 20th century
Illobu Oyo area
See: no. 22, in this catalogue, which is by the same hand
cf. Ibeji. Mareidi & Gert Stoll, 1980. for the same artist, illus. 124
Other similar pieces in Chemeche and African Artistry, Arnette Coll. as with no. 12, in this catalogue.

Ibeji

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