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: North Oyo, Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, beads, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24 x 10.5 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 4 1/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2691
Label Text

The female figure is on a round base. It has a mohawk-like ridged hairstyle covered with black pigment. The cheeks are scarred with three vertical lines and four horizontal lines. It has small pointed breasts and a very wide stance. There is a band of brown beads with two round red beads around both feet.