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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: 30 x 9.5 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Gallery 407
  • 2007.2712
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The male figure is on a round base. The blade-like hairstyle is rubbed with blue pigment. The cheeks are scarred with three vertical lines. There are triangular panels on the front and back below the neck with cross hatching. It has a navel. The body has been rubbed with a reddish pigment. There is no jewelry.