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Ibeji. Divine twins

Art africain - Publisher Somogy - Ouvrage relié - 208 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2016

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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Model 9782757210727
Artist Art africain
Author Xavier Richer, Hélène Joubert
Publisher Somogy
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 208
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 280 x 220
Technique(s) 170 illustrations
Published 2016
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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