Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ere ibeji (twin figure)
  • unknown Oyo maker
  • ere ibeji (twin figure), late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: North Oyo, Nigeria
  • wood, pigment, beads, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 29 x 9 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 3/8 x 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2710
Label Text

The female figure is on a round base. It has a pointed hairstyle with a knob on top, rubbed with blue pigment. The cheeks are scarred with four horizontal lines. It has a black beaded necklace. It has elongated, pointed breasts and prominent buttocks. The lower abdomen is scarred with a crosshatched pattern.