14282. Yoruba Wood Carved Ibeji Figure
Oshkobo school. Carved standing on integral base, hands to her sides, she has large breasts and wears cowrie shell beads around ankle, the face with fine almond eyes and grooved coiffure with added blue pigment. Cf. The Encyclopedia of the Ibeji by Fausto Polo. Size 12 in H.
Provenance: Ex Collection of Dr. Edward A. Spiegel (19312020) Professor of astronomy at New York University and Columbia University who worked on convection theory and on the application of fluid dynamics to astrophysics and was the first to discover Chaos Theory. As a professor, he gained a reputation among his students for his amusing stories of meeting other famous scientists such as Paul Dirac and Stephen Hawking.
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