Although representing deceased infants or children, ere ibeji depict them as adults in the prime of life. Each figure is dressed and adorned according to the gender, social status and religious affiliation of the twin for which it stands. The mother of a departed twin carries an ere ibeji tucked in her wrapper and treats it as a live infant in the belief that to deny twins--Shango's children--is to court their wrath. The item "MUSEUM PIECE AFRICAN STATUE YORUBA MOTHER WITH TWINS FROM NIGERIA" is in sale since Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Sculptures & Statues". The seller is "leila84924ieb" and is located in NY. This item can be shipped to United States.