YORUBA IBEJI FIGURES 2, NIGERIA

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

Yoruba
Ibeji 31
10.25" high
$300

Yoruba
Ibeji 35
9" high
$400

Yoruba
Ibeji 36
9.25" high
$300



Yoruba
Ibeji 37
6.25" high
$150



Yoruba
Ibeji 38
11.25" high
$400

Yoruba
Ibeji 39
10.5" high
$300

Yoruba
Ibeji Figures
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Ibeji Figures
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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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