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Old Yoruba Shango Dance Wand Ex Fily Keita

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This is a fine Old "oshe shango", or dance wand, which was carried by devotees at the annual festival for Shango, the god of thunder and lightning. The double ax-blade motif on the figure's head represents a thunderbolt, associated with the sudden, overwhelming, and unpredictable power of Shango. The female figure balancing the thunderbolts on her head represents a devotee of the god. This staff has a rich well handled patina and shows signs of traditional use. The staff measures 13.5 x 4.75 inches on metal display stand. provenance: Ex Fily Keita, Los Angeles.
Condition
fair, some decay and erosion.
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Old Yoruba Shango Dance Wand Ex Fily Keita

Estimate $500 - $800
Mar 07, 2020
Starting Price $50
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0015: Old Yoruba Shango Dance Wand Ex Fily Keita

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Est. $500 - $800Starting Price $50
African Art & Ethnographic Curiosities #51
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Lot 0015 Details

Description
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This is a fine Old "oshe shango", or dance wand, which was carried by devotees at the annual festival for Shango, the god of thunder and lightning. The double ax-blade motif on the figure's head represents a thunderbolt, associated with the sudden, overwhelming, and unpredictable power of Shango. The female figure balancing the thunderbolts on her head represents a devotee of the god. This staff has a rich well handled patina and shows signs of traditional use. The staff measures 13.5 x 4.75 inches on metal display stand. provenance: Ex Fily Keita, Los Angeles.
Condition
...
fair, some decay and erosion.

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