According to Yoruba legend, the ibeji—united and inseparable twins—were sent into the world by monkeys, whose knowledge of nature’s secrets surpassesthat of men. Regarded as sacred, they are venerated in a cult based on statuettes, the ere ibeji, which are commissioned from master sculptors by the families of the deceased twins.
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|Author||Xavier Richer, Hélène Joubert|
|Number of pages||208|
|Language||Bilingue Français / English|
|Dimensions||280 x 220|
|Museum||Galerie Flak, Paris|
The eighty works from Benin and Nigeria presented in this book reflect the incredible stylistic diversity and beauty of these silent symbols of an ageold tradition—an eloquent expression of the creative potential of African art.
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