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Auction Closes At: 11:31:00 06/01/2010
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 028. Matched Pair of Ibeji Twins
Estimate: $800-$1,200
Current High Bid: $950.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $950.00

Category: African
Sub Category: Nigeria
Culture or Country: Ikorodu region, Yoruba, Nigeria.
Period: --
Size: 8-1/2 & 8-3/4H.

Description: A fine pair of female figures from the Ijebu tribe, carved in a similar almost identical style, standing with thick full bodies and pointed prominent breasts. Their faces have exaggerated features with large rimmed semicircular eyes, long sloping wide nose, and broad smiling lips. Their ears are delicately carved with faceted edges, and hair is gathered in tapered crest. They are adorned with scarification on face, relief cuffs on arms, and beads strung around neck. Both covered with red powder on body and traces of indigo blue on hair. Both exc. cond.
Provenance: Private New Jersey Collection, ex. Robert Taylor, NYC, 1970s. Cf. Encyclopedia of the Ibeji, no. 280.
Shipping Fee:
National: $20.00
International: $72.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Matched Pair of Ibeji Twins

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. lion $950.00 1 5/16/2010 6:34:17 PM
2. radman1227 $900.00 1 6/1/2010 11:17:23 AM
3. radman1227 $800.00 1 5/29/2010 7:01:35 AM
4. lory54 $750.00 1 5/28/2010 8:53:45 PM
5. radman1227 $750.00(losing tie) 1 5/29/2010 7:01:27 AM

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