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, cowrie shells, string, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 26.5 x 7.5 x 8 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 3/8 x 2 15/16 x 3 1/8 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2713
Label Text

The female figure is on a round base. It has a tall hairstyle with two points at the top, covered with blue pigment. The cheeks are scarred with three vertical lines. It has elongated, pointed breasts. There are two cowrie shells on a string around the left wrist. The figure has large feet.