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The answer from Fausto Polo...

 

It is clearly an Ibeji from Abeokuta (Egba).

The hands position allows to classify this Ibeji to be originated from the Eshubiyi family workshop.

The mark under the base tells us the name of the carver: Akinyode, the son of Eshubiyi, the founder of the workshop in the year 1862.

It is classified as file n. 14 in the Catalogue of the Ibeji and on plate 132 of the Encyclopedia of the Ibeji.

The degree of rarity is "common".

Very interesting and not common is the abrasion which is possible to notice on this Ibeji, between the chest and the navel. In order to know more on this subject, we refer the readers to page 21 of the Encyclopedia of the Ibeji.

 

 

 

 

 

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