Shango Dance Wands, Yoruba Tribe, Nigeria
A pair of female shango dance wands. Both figures kneeling holding dance wands in their hands, triangular style coiffure. In special festivals and processions, followers of Shango, the Yoruba god of thunder, carry dance wands, oshe shango, depicting a female devotee with Shango's symbol, the double-headed axe. Shango is thought to control the great powers of nature as one of the gods.
Acquired 2018 from the estate of Jacques Gansler
Dimensions: Height 10 inches; Width 3 inches; Depth 2.5 inches