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Yoruba figurines (N° 25116)

These ancient, lustrous sculptures, embodying twins, are depicted naked, perched on circular bases. One of them is wearing anklets. Renewed ritual anointings have left solidified residues of a light hue. Desication cracks, abrasions from use.
In the language of the Yoruba people, ibeji means twin: ibi for born and eji for two. They represent the figure of a deceased twin. This ibedji is then treated as the missing child would have been. Support for the soul of the twin, the ibeji influences the life of the family, becoming a source of benefits for his parents, the latter continuing to send him prayers and to devote worship and libations to him.
The occurrence of twinning is, among the Yoruba, relatively frequent. This particularity therefore naturally influenced and integrated their statuary.
A detailed comparative study of the different regional styles has been made by Fausto Polo and Jean David in the book Catalogue of the Ibeji.  

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OriginEx-collection française
Material(s)wood, brass
Height cm26
Width8 cm
Weight0.46 Kg
Estimated datingfin xix°

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