Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

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: 27 x 9 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 5/8 x 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2705
Label Text

The female figure has a pointed hairstyle, rubbed with dark blue pigment. The face is scarred with nested "L" shapes on both cheeks. The pointed breasts are both scarred with three rows of triangles. The belly is scarred with diagonal lines. There is no jewelry.