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    Yoruba (Nigeria), Oyo region
    Male and Female Twin Figures, ere ibeji
    Wood, camwood powder, beads
    Height:Male: 9 7/8 inches Width: 3 1/8 inches Depth: 2 ¾ inches
    Height:Female: 9 ¾ inches Width: 3 ¼ inches Depth: 2 ¾ inches

    These are analogous to the above pairs, but with arms in a horseshoe shape across the shoulders, and extending down, with fingers ending at the ankles. There are prominent breasts on the female, and the male sex organs are as if applied to the front of the lower abdomen rather than being between the legs. Eyes, on the male at least, are unevenly placed. There is minor chipping on the proper left base of the male, while the female is in good condition.

    Provenance: H. Bruce Greene II and family, Naples, Florida



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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