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, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 23 x 8.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2692
Label Text

The male figure is on a round base. It has a pointed hairstyle with dots on either side and a nail in the left eye. The cheeks are scarred with three vertical and three horizontal lines. It has small round breasts with chevrons below. The hips are scarred with three bands of triangles. There is no jewelry.