Yoruba Eshu Dance Wand, Staff, Yorouba, Nigeria, African Tribal Creations, Art For Sale
AnAfrican Tribal Creations gallery sale!!!
This sale is for a Yoruba
Shango Dance Wand. These wands are intended as an object to be carried by
worshippers loyal to the god Shango, especially during celebrations that champion him, and are considered one of the most important pieces of art in the Shango cult. In the canon of Yoruba mythology,
Shango, or Sango, was once a mortal king, and an ancestor of the Yoruba people.
He was considered to be an extremely powerful, and often violent ruler,
capable of producing thunder and lightening. This power, however,
eventually resulted in his death, which came through the accidental destruction
of his own palace with lightning. His followers believed that after his death, he became a deity. Wands or staffs such as these typically depict a follower of
Shango. The colors red and white, sacred to Shango, often embellish the carving and are procured from natural pigments.Known as a trickster god among the Yoruba pantheon, Eshu is widely worshipped, and both adored and feared by his followers. The god is commonly blamed for deeds of mischief, but also for great rewards and fortune, and terrible misfortune as well. Like the wands of the Shango cult, similar objects are produced by those who closely worship Eshu, and these can be quickly recognized by the characteristic headdress displayed on this piece. This wand is rather large, featuring a male worshipper, and displays a thick chocolate brown patina, and pigment in many areas, as is common for these pieces. It features the also characteristic facial scarification marks, and this particular piece depicts the worshipper sacrificing a chicken (an important animal to the Yoruba people) by bringing a knife to its throat. The patina is encrusted in some areas, and the pigment is still relatively strong, with normal wear and exposure related marks in evidence. It does not appear to have undergone any breaks or repairs. This piece should make a nice addition to any collection. Dimensions are 21.5" tall x 8" x 4.5". It weighs just over two pounds.MEDIUM: Wood, PigmentNOTHINGwe sell at African Tribal Creations is made in China, Taiwan, Thailand, or wherever. All items are 100% guaranteedAFRICAN ART, made in Africa BY the indigenous peoples of Africa. We have 100% positive response for a reason. Not quite the piece you're looking for?Check us out atthe African Tribal Creations galleryfor much more 100% genuine African art! Photographs are copyright of African Tribal Creations, and should not be used without permission. Thanks for understanding!Payment is expected within 3 days of sale close. Unless other arrangements are made, negative response will be assessed in the event of non payment. This is a beautiful piece of art! It would be a great compliment to any decor, or private collection! PayPal is the only accepted payment method unless other arrangements are made. Thank you! Ships insured, and with delivery confirmation so you can track your purchase to your door! Please be advised that in the event of a broken piece, USPS will require you to surrender the piece to obtain a full refund. Shipping price is for the Continental US only. If you are offerding from Alaska or Hawaii, please contact us about shipping rates, or they will be applied to your invoice. Let us know if you're interested in combined shipping! Thanks! We will ship internationally, but please contact for a shipping quote. We cannot be held responsible for customs hold ups! We will do our best, but at the end of the day, we can't offer an absolute international guarantee. Thanks for understanding!