Figure of Orisha Eshu - yoruba - Nigeria

Description
Figure of Orisha Eshu - yoruba - Nigeria
1st half 20th century - Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

19 cm.
Wood, pigment, cowry shells, currency.
Former collection United Kingdom.

In the Yoruba culture, this figure represents Eshu, a spirit or Orisha.
We can recognise the character by its long hairdo, arched backwards.
The figure is covered with blue pigment, to which magical virtues are attributed. Strings full of cowry shells dress the Eshu, these are symbol of power and wealth.


Shipment within 24 working hours.
Track & trace included.
With acknowledgement of receipt.

Tags: mask, figurine, sculpture, figure, statuette, wood, art, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, USA, Dogon, contemporary, first, primitive, tribal, African, antiquity, artwork, gallery, Picasso, Giacometti, art gallery, African art, cubism.

Lot details
Object
Figure of Orisha Eshu
Region/ country
Nigeria
Material
yoruba
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
19×0×0 cm
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