Collected in the 1950's in Nigeria.
There are three strings of black beads around the waist of the male figure, the female has one string. There are further strings of blue, red and white beads around the necks of the figures as well as beads around the ankles. The male has in addition bracelets around both wrists. Typical Ede hairstyle with traces of blue powder in the hair as well as camwood powder on the body and feet. The old collectors numbers "192-189" and "192-149" ", are painted in white paint on the base of the figures.
Lit.: "Doppel-Leben Ibeji Zwillingsfiguren der Yoruba" - Hanni Jantzen "Beads, Body and Light in the Yoruba Universe" - Henry Drewal and John Mason - 1998
"Ibeji - The Cult of the Yoruba Twins" - George Chemeche, text by John Pemberton III and John Picton - 2003
"Ibeji - Zwillingsfiguren der Yoruba" - Mareidi und Gert Stoll - 1980. page 203
"A Closer Look - Local Styles in the Yoruba Art Collection of the Afrika Museum , Berg en Dal" - Hans Witte - 2004.