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ere ibeji (twin figure)
  • Oyo peoples
  • ere ibeji (twin figure), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Central Oyo, Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, beads, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27 x 9.5 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 5/8 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2701
Label Text

The female figure is on a round base. It has a mohawk-like hairstyle that has been rubbed with dark blue pigment. The cheeks are scarred with three vertical lines. She wears a green necklace. Her pointed breasts have diamond-like designs on the tops. The figure has very long arms that are thicker in the forearm.