Skip Navigation

Figure of a Standing Male (Ere Ibeji)

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Yorùbá artist
  • Place Made: Nigeria
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/2 in. (24.5 x 7 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CREDIT LINE Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Carved wood male twin figure with elaborate, conical shape coiffure. Protruding eyes, facial scarification markings, pierced ears. Arms at sides, feet flat on disk base. Male genitalia, navel, pointed buttocks. Condition: Fair, mellow patina. Crack down back of figure and through base.
    Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.