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Rare pair of Yoruba Ere Ibjei twin idols, African Art

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Rare pair of Yoruba Ere Ibjei twin idols, African Art

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A very finely carved pair of Ibeji twin idols from Nigeria, West Africa.Ibeji are known to the Yoruba as two people who share one soul. If one of the human twins dies, whether as a child or an adult, the surviving human twin is considered to have little hope of living with only half a soul. Further, the deceased's soul must have a place to reside. Wooden figures, like this pair, keep the souls of the twins together. When a matched pair of twins is made, it is an indication that both human twins have died. The sculptures measures 15 inches tall on wood base. A stunning pair of high quality.
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Overall Good condition
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Rare pair of Yoruba Ere Ibjei twin idols, African Art

Estimate $300 - $600
Dec 27, 2016
Starting Price $100
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0019: Rare pair of Yoruba Ere Ibjei twin idols, African Art

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Est. $300 - $600Starting Price $100
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Lot 0019 Details

Description
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A very finely carved pair of Ibeji twin idols from Nigeria, West Africa.Ibeji are known to the Yoruba as two people who share one soul. If one of the human twins dies, whether as a child or an adult, the surviving human twin is considered to have little hope of living with only half a soul. Further, the deceased's soul must have a place to reside. Wooden figures, like this pair, keep the souls of the twins together. When a matched pair of twins is made, it is an indication that both human twins have died. The sculptures measures 15 inches tall on wood base. A stunning pair of high quality.
Condition
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Overall Good condition

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