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ere ibeji (twin figure)
  • Ondo peoples
  • ere ibeji (twin figure), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, beads, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25 x 7.5 x 6.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 13/16 x 2 15/16 x 2 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2696
Label Text

The male figure is on a round base. It has a blade-like hairstyle that has been rubbed with blue pigment. He wears a red necklace, a string belt with flat black beads on the sides, and an anklet on each leg made of black beads. There is no scarification.