Ulrich Klever, Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen Munich, 3 June 2014
Wood, cord and coconut discs
H: 24 cm
A female Ibeji figure from the Yoruba in Nigeria.
There is a string of black coconut discs around the neck as well as around the waist.
An Ibeji is used as a container for the soul of a dead twin. The Yoruba believe that the souls of twins are connected to each other and the a dead twin must be looked after exactly like a living child in that it is fed, bathed and spoken to.