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Do you have a question regarding one of your Ibeji ?
The answers to your question will be given by Fausto Polo, the author of the Encyclopedia of the Ibeji. This is a service provided exclusively for Ibeji Art.
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Ask the the question and attach the photos of the Ibeji - front , back, both sides - and other details you believe are significant.
It is better if the photos have a light background.
Indicate also the height of the Ibeji.
Please be advised that this simple program is NOT an expertizing service. A detailed assessment can only be done with a hands-on examination.
If you like to have a definitive answer regarding the origin, genuineness and qualitative level of the Ibeji, submitting the item for a formal expertize would be recommended.
The web-site will be periodically updated with the answers to your questions.
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Jean-Pierre from Belgium asks if these Ibeji (26 and 27 cm high) are from Oshogbo (Oyo) and if they can be considered a pair.
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Giulia from Italy would like to know more about the Ibeji shown in the photo. The height is 22 cm.
Jean-Pierre from Belgium would like to know the provenance of this Ibeji”.
George from US bought this Ibeji, paying USD 2,000. He would like to know the provenance and if the price paid is correct.
Massimo from Italy would like to know if these two ivory statuette are Ibeji, the area of provenance, the period they were carved , and the value.
Francoise from France bought this pair of Ibeji in an African Art gallery, paid 5,000 euro and he would like to know the provenance and the value.