YORUBA IBEJI FIGURES, NIGERIA 

The Yoruba Ibeji twin figures below have all been vetted as authentic, with age and evidence of use.

Yoruba
Ibeji 2
9" high
$400

 

Yoruba
Ibeji 3
11.25" high
$600



Yoruba
Ibeji 4
9" high
$600

Yoruba
Ibeji 5
9" high
$400

 

Yoruba
Ibeji 6
10.75" high
SOLD

 

Yoruba
Ibeji 7
9.5" high
$600

Yoruba
Ibeji 8
9.75" high
$800

Yoruba
Ibeji 9
10.75" high
$600

 

Yoruba
Ibeji 10
10.5" high
$600

 

Yoruba
Ibeji 11
9.75" high
$400



Yoruba
Ibeji 12
9" high
$600

Yoruba
Ibeji 13
10" high
$400

Yoruba
Ibeji 17
10" high
$600

 

Yoruba
Ibeji 18
7.75" high
$600



Yoruba
Ibeji 19
9" high
$600


 

Yoruba
Ibeji 20
9.25" high
$800

Yoruba
Ibeji 21
9.25" high
$600

 

Yoruba
Ibeji 22
10" high
$600



Yoruba
Ibeji 23
10" high
$800

Photographs ©Hamill Gallery

YORUBA IBEJI TWIN FIGURES, Nigeria

The Yoruba, with a high rate of multiple births, feel that twins are very special and powerful. If a twin dies, a figure dedicated to Ibeji, the deity of twins, is carved to be the earthly abode of the spirit of that twin. The figure is nurtured by the mother and/or the surviving twin . Different hair styles, scarification, figure shape and style of carving indicate the origin of a figure. Often dressed and fed, some still have their special robes.

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