Shango shrine figure - 2010.45.62_1


Shango shrine figure

Maker: Unidentified Yoruba artist
Medium:Wood, indigo pigment
Geography: Nigeria
Date: 1966
7.5 x 29 x 8.5 cm
Object number: 2010.45.62
Credit Line: The Jack Lieber Collection of Yoruba Art.
Not on view
DescriptionWooden figure representing a woman whose head is surmounted by a double axe, a symbol associated with the god Shango. The limbs and the right part of the figure are missing, but it is likely that the figurine represented the kneeling figure of a Shango worshiper. Such figures would be kept on shrines dedicated to the god.
Global Africa
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