14289. Yoruba Wood Carved Pair Ibeji Twin Figure
Nigeria, North Oyo, Kwara State
A male and female, each carved standing on integral base, hands to sides, each standing nude and wearing beads around waists and ankle, the face with fine almond eyes and with grooved hair coiffures with smaller topknots, Cf. The Encyclopedia of the Ibeji by Fausto Polo. Size 10-3/4 & 11 in H. each.
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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