Lot: 26

Dance wand "oshe shango"

Nigeria, Yoruba

Provenance Size Hammer price
Ketterer, Munich, 20 April 1991, Lot 295
German Private Collection
H: 14.6 inch 1500 EUR

wood, dull reddish-brown (washing) patina with pigment residues, base

"Oshe shango" in the form of a kneeling female figure, holding a rattle "shere" in the right hand and an "oshe shango" staff in the left.

An almost identical work, probably by the same master, was auctioned on May 21, 1980, as lot 178 at Ketterer, Munich (AHDRC 0104756).


Certificate of Authenticity, Karl-Ferdinand Schädler, Munich, 5 July 1991