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ere ibeji (twin figure)
  • Yoruba peoples
  • ere ibeji (twin figure), mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, cotton, carving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 24 x 11 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 9 7/16 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, E4
  • 2007.2716
Label Text

The androgynous figure is lacking external genitalia or breasts. It has a mohawk-like hairstyle and is wearing a light brown v-necked, sleeveless tunic. The figure's arms are at the sides rather than through the arm holes.