Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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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, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 x 10 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2689
Label Text

The female figure is on a round base. It has a pointed hairstyle that is not overly high, but is covered with a black pigment. There is a nail in each eye. The cheeks are scarred with three horizontal and three vertical lines. The face is very stylized. The figure has small pointed breasts. The figure is in an exceptionally wide stance. There is no jewelry.