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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: 26 x 8 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/4 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2690
Label Text

The female figure is on a round base. She has a blade-like hairstyle with black pigment and a nail in each eye. Her cheeks are scarred with three vertical lines and four horiztonal lines. The figure's teeth are visible. The breasts have nipples.