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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, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 x 9.5 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 1/16 x 3 3/4 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2693
Label Text

The female figure is on a round base. The figure has a ridged hairstyle with blue pigment rubbed over it. The cheeks are scarred with four horizontal lines. It has oversized ears and a nail in the left eye. It has a red and white necklace The figure has small breasts, a blue and red striped beaded belt, and a very wide stance and short legs.