- ORIGIN: Ajasse
- TRIBE: Igbomina
- HEIGHT: 10.7 in. / 10.75 in. - 27, 27 cm
- CATALOGUE OF THE IBEJI No. 910
- ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE IBEJI No. 621
- CARVER: Abegunde
- IBEJI ARCHIVE No. 67v37
- EXPERTISED/APPRAISED VALUE: $8,100
Single Ibeji Male Ede by Abeogunde
A superb male Ibeji from the Ede town in the Oyo tribe territory.
This exceptional ibeji a five point hairdo, which is a typical regional style feature from the Ede region. One row of white and red beads around the neck serve as a protection from Shango. Shango was a despotic emperor who was thought to rain stone axes upon the heads of his enemies, while also being a source of tribute for those seeking favors due to his perceived power. It has extensive smooth signs of wear on the lips and face, the result of feeding, soothing, and washing by its mother, and a notable sign of use in its tribal context. There are several carved scars on the face and on the abdomen. The body is covered extensively with camwood patina. By the hand of a known carver, this Ibeji was carved by Abogunde in his workshop in Ede.