Three Ibedjis

1.500,00

Three ‘ibedji’ figures; one male and two female, from the Yoruba people of Nigeria

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Africa | Three ‘ibedji’ figures; one male and two female, from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood, yellow and green glass beads, copper jewelry around the male neck. Traces of red-yellow tokula powder and blue pigments | ca. 1950 or earlier

Ibeji - honoring the memory of the deceased twin (s) - it often appear in pairs, much more rarely in threes, as here. 
Their clothes - tunic and traditional abetiaja headdress and jewelry - signify the social status and wealth of the family.

H= 23cm -24cm -25cm
Dimensions 5 × 7 × 25 cm

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