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ere ibeji (twin figure)
  • Oyo peoples
  • ere ibeji (twin figure), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: North Oyo, Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 21.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 7/16 x 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2683
Label Text

The female figure is on a round base. She has a blade-like hairstyle, rubbed with blue pigment, possibly indigo. Her face is a bit lopsided, and she has a nail in one eye. There are eight parallel oblique lines on each cheek. She has pointed breasts, a small waist, and large thighs.