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Dance staff "oshe shango"Yoruba ,Nigeria ex Ratton Hourdé

Dance staff "oshe shango"Yoruba ,Nigeria ex Ratton Hourdé


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Pre 1920: Item # 1299978
galerie Cecile Kerner
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shango" staffs are held during processions and dances in honour of the thunder god. When not in use they are kept in large wooden or calabash bowls in the deity's shrines, together with the thunderstones "shango" supposedly flings down from the sky, This one is from an unusual big size :57cmespecially massive and heavy, carved with a janushead, provided with metal tag eyes on one side, the large double axe symbol on either side carved with anthropomorphic faces within the lower edges, .a deep honey patina Date from the first quarter of the 20th century ex Henricus Simonis, Düsseldorf, Germany,ex ratton Hourde Paris Published in Eisenhofer, Stefan (Hg.), Kulte, Künstler, Könige in Afrika, Linz 1997, p. 213, ill. III/2.16