Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ere ibeji (twin figure)
  • Ondo peoples
  • ere ibeji (twin figure), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 30.5 x 8.5 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12 x 3 3/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2698
Label Text

The male figure is on a round base. It has a very tall basketweave hairstyle, rubbed with a bright blue pigment, probably laundry bluing. The back is scarred with a crocodile scale pattern. There is no jewelry.