Ibeji The Cult of Yoruba Twins

Chemeche, George

Published by 5 Continents Editions, 2003
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335 pp. Photos. Bibliography. Spine, corners bumped. Jacket has some edgewear. A well illustrated look at the artistry of the Yoruba figurativre carvings, and a look into the world and thoughts of their carvers. Shows close to 600 carvings. Very heavy book. ; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: The ibeji were produced for mourning parents; the range of expressions achieved by Yoruba carvers is extraordinary, as shown in this book.

About the Author: John Pemberton III is the Crosby Professor of Religion, Emeritus, at Amherst College. He is the coauthor of Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought, Yoruba Art and Aesthetics, Yoruba Sacred Kingship, and Insight and Artistry in African Divination. He lives in Pelham, Massachusetts. John Picton is a reader in African art at the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. He is the coauthor of El Anatsui: A Sculpted History of Africa. Lamidi O. Fakeye is a son of the House of Inurin in Ila-Orangun, Nigeria, a house famous for its carvers throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. George Chemeche is an artist whose work is in many museums, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Art, and the Birmingham Museum of Art. He lives in New York City.

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Title: Ibeji The Cult of Yoruba Twins
Publisher: 5 Continents Editions
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good-

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