Ibeji

A beautiful pair of non-identical twins with many beads of mostly blue around the neck, waist and wrist of the female, the male having white beads around his right wrist. Three scars are carved horizontally on their cheeks. They have Rekitts Blue on their hair and Tukula powder on their bodies. Their almond shaped eyes have worn remnants of carved eyelashes.
19th century
Oshogbo
cf. Ibeji. Chemeche, 2003. illus. 69 & 70 possibly by the same hand.

Ibeji

Main image

SOLD

Mini image
Mini image

ENQUIRIES

+44 (0) 207 689 7500

+44 (0)7836 684133
+44 (0)7768 236921

enquiries@finch-and-co.co.uk
Mini image
Mini image

ENQUIRIES

+44 (0) 207 689 7500

+44 (0)7836 684133
+44 (0)7768 236921

enquiries@finch-and-co.co.uk