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Lot 0466
**Originally Listed At $125**

West Africa, Nigeria, Yoruba peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A tall wooden Ere Ibeji figure standing upon an integral circular base, hand-carved to represent a deceased female twin, and adorned with scarification marks across the cheeks and forehead. It has an elaborately-upswept coiffure colored with natural violet-blue indigo pigment. The body is comprised of prominent breasts, separated arms, short legs, and a bulging abdomen; the recessed areas are further detailed with red cinnabar. A lustrous brown patina covers the majority of exposed wooden surfaces. Size: 7.5" H (19 cm).

Provenance: ex-Nick Poolos collection, Adeon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA acquired before 1970

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Expected age-commensurate surface wear, losses to arm, base, and side of head, with light earthen deposits in recessed areas and brown patina throughout.

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

African Yoruba Ere-Ibeji Wooden Female Figure

Estimate $200 - $300Apr 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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