Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ere ibeji (twin figure)
  • unknown Ondo maker
  • ere ibeji (twin figure), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, cord, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24.5 x 6.5 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 5/8 x 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2687
Label Text

The female figure is on a round base. She is wearing a two pointed hat and has a nail in each eye. Her ears both have cords through them. She has pointed breasts and large hips/thighs. The figure is more block-like than rounded.