Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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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 x 7.5 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 5/8 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2708
Label Text

The female figure has a tall hairstyle with two points on top, rubbed with blue pigment. It has large eyes. The cheeks are scarred with three vertical lines. The elongated breasts are joined for a length. It has a rounded belly. There is no jewelry.