Lot 194: A fine Ibeji figure

A fine Ibeji figure, Yoruba; Nigeria

Possibly from Igbomina; the figure of slender form, with high coif with extensive blue pigment, the brow wide and rounded, the features well carved, the chest well delineated and with narrow torso and long arms, the legs short and terminating in an integral base, beads to the ankles, one wrist and traditional beads to the waist. Fine example. H. 11"

Property of a New York estate

Alfred Schienberg, 1971, The Gallery of African Art. NY

Price Realized: $400

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