Miniature Shango wand - 2010.45.51_2

2010.45.51_2

Miniature Shango wand

Maker: Unidentified Yoruba artist
Medium:Wood
Geography: Nigeria
Date: Before 1971
Dimensions:
2.7 x 14.1 x 5 cm
Object number: 2010.45.51
Credit Line: The Jack Lieber Collection of Yoruba Art.
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionWooden carving representing a double axe with a face carved between the two blades. This is a miniature rendition of the dance axes dedicated to the god Shango, used in rituals and ceremonies. This miniature version would have been part of a diviner's paraphernalia as a reference to Shango and his power.
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