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Modeled as a revered ancestor. 10 1/4" height, quite similar to the Ibeji twin figures most usually associated with the Yoruba, this figure stands holding a gourd "container." Gourd containers were used for mystical/spiritual substances ("potions") and their representations are marks of "great power." In that capacity, they are incorporated into masks, in groups along the fore head and the number of gourds is a measure of the power of the mask and by extension, its wearer. This figure was carved by a professional carver whose main function would have been the production of Ibeji figures for the mothers of twins, to which the Yoruba were particularly prone. The style of hair and face are distinctive to particular villages to which these figures may be attributed. The remnants of Reckitt's Blue as seen here, is deemed to be an indication of a pre-1900 example.
Stock Number: FNS2274


or $125.00 + $45.45 for 11 months.

Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.


Extended Payment Plans

Faganarms offers two types of payment plans to help you purchase this special piece for your collection.

Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

Pay just $156.25 today with 3 additional monthly payments of $156.25.

Extended Payment Plan (12 Months)

For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. A deposit of 20% is required, following 11 equal monthly payments.

Pay just $125.00 today with 11 additional monthly payments of $45.45.

All payment plans are extended as a courtesy to our customers with no interest or fees.
It's important that the payment schedule be followed. Your order will be shipped upon receipt of final payment.

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