Figure of a Devotee of Shango Holding an Oshe Shango
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
15 x 4 15/16 x 5 3/4 in. (38.1 x 12.5 x 14.6 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Female figure with helmet like coiffure, painted with spots. Large, bulging eyes, and cheek scarification marks. figure wears a striped skirt, and is set on a flat oval base. No legs.
Condition: Worn with abrasions and flaking. has been repaired. Checks from top of head through base.
This item is not on view
Yorùbá. Figure of a Devotee of Shango Holding an Oshe Shango, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, pigment, 15 x 4 15/16 x 5 3/4 in. (38.1 x 12.5 x 14.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1518. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1518_front_PS5.jpg)
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