Lot: 297

85th Tribal Art Auction

"Eshu" dance wand

Nigeria, Yoruba

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 16.1 inch 700 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, greyish brown patina, crowned by a bearded head with elaborate headdress (garland from calabashs, curled snakes), rich scarification marks, drilled holes, slightly dam. (nose, right ear), missing part (coiffure backside); "eshus" main characteristic, the long neck lobe, is missing.

Chemeche, George, Eshu, The Divine Trickster, Suffolk 2013, p. 196