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A Very Fine Old Yoruba Ibeji Twin Idol , African Art

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This is a very old and eroded Yoruba Ibeji twin Idol from Nigeria, Africa.A carved wooden idol with incised scar designs on the face, stylized coiffure and it has a deep well handled surface patina suggesting years of actual field use and ritual feeding. The Yoruba believe that such idols house the other half of a departed twins soul, and must be cared for just as a living person would. Measures 9.25 inches tall. A Collector Quality Old example.
Condition
Well worn, evidence of ritual feeding and actual use.
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A Very Fine Old Yoruba Ibeji Twin Idol , African Art

Estimate $300 - $500
May 13, 2017
Starting Price $150
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Lot 0001 Details

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This is a very old and eroded Yoruba Ibeji twin Idol from Nigeria, Africa.A carved wooden idol with incised scar designs on the face, stylized coiffure and it has a deep well handled surface patina suggesting years of actual field use and ritual feeding. The Yoruba believe that such idols house the other half of a departed twins soul, and must be cared for just as a living person would. Measures 9.25 inches tall. A Collector Quality Old example.
Condition
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Well worn, evidence of ritual feeding and actual use.

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