Amulet of the god Eshu, Nigeria, 1880-1900.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Amulet of the god Eshu, Nigeria, 1880-1900.

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Description

Amulet consisting of a carved wooden effigy of Eshu, made by the Yoruba people of West Africa. The body is covered in carved divination boards, clothed in a frame of cowrie shells threaded on leather.
 

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10462215
 

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