Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ere ibeji (twin figure)
  • unknown Ondo maker
  • ere ibeji (twin figure), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 28 x 8 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 3 1/8 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2700
Label Text

The female figure is on a round base. It has a bery tall pointed hairstyle rubbed with bright blue pigment, possibly laundry bluing. It has pointed breasts and the body has been rubbed with a reddish pigment, possibly camwood powder. There is no jewelry.