- ORIGIN: Oro
- TRIBE: Igbomina
- HEIGHT: 10.75 in. - 27 cm
- CATALOGUE OF THE IBEJI No. 850
- ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE IBEJI No. 583
- CARVER -
- IBEJI ARCHIVE No. 61v09
- EXPERTISED/APPRAISED VALUE: $2,600
Single Male Oro
Original text by Fausto Polo, 2014, translated to English from Italian.
A fine Ibeji from the village of Oro, in the Igbomina tribe territory.
This Ibeji has an interesting dark red patina on the body, with evident traces of camwood. The base is covered with a thick layer of encrusted brown patina, probably composed by earth mixed with straw, as evidence of its tribal usage. The hairstyle, high in a column-shaped form shows the hair swept back to form two little chignons (knots) on the top of the head. It is colored with blue Reckitt's blue stain, with additional traces of natural indigo powder. The face of the ibeji features the typical elements of the statuettes carved in the workshops of Oro and has a wonderul natural old patina.