Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ere ibeji (twin figure)
  • unknown Oyo maker
  • ere ibeji (twin figure), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: North Oyo, Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22.5 x 6.5 x 6 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2684
Label Text

The female figure is on a round base. She has a blade-like hairstyle with blue pigment, possibly indigo. There are nails in each eye. The cheeks are scarred with eight parallel oblique lines. She has pointed breasts and large thighs.