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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, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 27.5 x 11 x 10.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 13/16 x 4 5/16 x 4 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2706
Label Text

The male figure is wearing an apron, leaving his buttocks exposed, on a square base. The mohawk-like hairstyle is rubbed with dark blue pigment. The cheeks are scarred with three vertical lines. There are scratches on both arms, the front of the apron, and the sides and backs of the legs.