Yoruba, Standing Oshe Shango

Yoruba, Standing Oshe Shango

Yoruba ritual scepter
Wood, glass beads
presumed late XIXth - early XXth
height 48 cm
Tribal Art
lack at the base
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Rare standing Oshe Shango, Yoruba ritual scepter, with nice attitude standing with hands on hips, the arms wearing bracelets the head carrying the ax symbolizing the lightning stone chiseled with zigzags from the headdress' front to the back.
Scarified face from the temples to the cheeks, headdress made of chevrons and vertical lines, ensemble of the face slightly erased due to use. The breasts are long and heavy (maternity) small glass beads necklace on the neck. Lower abdomen decorated with a belt covering the sex and buttocks.

Caramel blond and red with dark spots patina. Rest of Camwood on the hips. Lack to the feet and base.


Origin :

  • Kim Redlich collection Germany
  • Private French collection
  • Adrian Schlag gallery, Brussels


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