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, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25.5 x 8 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/16 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2697
Label Text

The male figure is on a round base. It has a pointed hairstyle that has been covered with a very dark blue pigment. The cheeks are scarred with three nested "L" shapes. It has wide hips and prominent buttocks. There is no jewelry.