#Y001
AFRICA/NIGERIA.
Tribal Group: YORUBA.

Oshe Shango Shango is considered by believers as the most powerful god in the religion named for him.. He is manifested it fearsome thunderstorms, often resulting in stones appearing on the ground after the rain has ceased. This phenomenon maybe simply the unearthing of large flat stones when the rain water washes away surface soil. Neverthless, adherents of Shango beliefs, attribute it to the force of Shango that creates thunder and lightning when Shango is offended. Shango wands (oshe Shango) are used in ceremonial dances and as shrine objects. Wand
Shango wand featuring supplicant female presnting or protected breast while kneeling below a symbolic celt.
Shango is considered by believers as the most powerful god in the religion named for him.. He is manifested it fearsome thunderstorms, often resulting in stones appearing on the ground after the rain has ceased. This phenomenon maybe simply the unearthing of large flat stones when the rain water washes away surface soil. Neverthless, adherents of Shango beliefs, attribute it to the force of Shango that creates thunder and lightning when Shango is offended. Shango wands (oshe Shango) are used in ceremonial dances and as shrine objects.Like many objects associated with cults, the power is manifested only to believers. The objects themselves possess no known mystical power, good or evil, for non- believers.

15 3/4"h, 4"w celt

Maker unrecorded,
age uncertain

Acquired in 1996 Tis is one of many that in the collection of this owner. During the period of owner ship, much of the documentation as to carver and previous owners has been lost or misplaced. They are offered with whatever provenance the owner can provide from disorganized records.

 

US$300


 

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