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Auction Closes At: 11:37:00 06/01/2010
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 030. Two Unmatched Ibeji Figures
Estimate: $1,000-$1,500
Current High Bid: $400.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $400.00

Category: African
Sub Category: Nigeria
Culture or Country: Yoruba, Nigeria.
Period: --
Size: 8-5/8 & 10H.

Description: Smaller male figure from the Ibarapa tribe in the Igbo Ora region, wears unusual shorts with textured panels along front, back and sides, and a v-shaped hem above the knees. He bears long thick arms and his hands are carved with fingers bent at sharp angle along sides of legs. He wears beads around waist, dangling from one hand, and is carved with a thin crested coiffure. Some loss to integral base, surface abrasions on face. Custom base. The larger figure is a female from the Iperu region, with textured updo, broad facial features, small breasts, and body is covered with compacted camwood pigment and dressed with multiple beads and string of cowry shells.
Provenance: Private New Jersey Collection, ex. Robert Taylor, NYC, 1970s. Cf. Encyclopedia of the Ibeji, no. 166 & 267.
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).

Two Unmatched Ibeji Figures

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. ibeji2007 $400.00 1 6/1/2010 11:12:47 AM
2. Primigenius $375.00 1 6/1/2010 11:25:23 AM

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