Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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ere ibeji (twin figure)
  • Oyo peoples
  • ere ibeji (twin figure), circa 1950
  • Where object was made: North Oyo, Nigeria
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 25.5 x 8.5 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10 1/16 x 3 3/8 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Larry W. Welling
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2715
Label Text

The male figure is on a round base. It has a tall hairstyle that comes to a point. The cheeks are scarred with four horizontal lines and the lower abdomen is scarred with crosshatching.