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ere ibeji (twin figure)
  • Oyo peoples
  • ere ibeji (twin figure), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: South Oyo, Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23.5 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/4 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2688
Label Text

The male figure is on a round base. He has a blade-like hairstyle with dots. His cheeks are scarred with three horizontal lines and three vertical lines. There is blue pigment in the following places: below the left eye, above the left eye and into the hair with a small amount on the left ear and a bit under the chin. There are small rounded breasts (possibly large nipples) with chevrons below them.