|Object||Eshu Ancestor Figure|
|Estimated period:||Mid 20th century|
|Sold with stand:||No|
|Condition:||Good condition, used with some signs of wear|
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Stylistic Yoruba ancestor figure from Nigeria. Eshu is a deity – orisha – in the Yoruba pantheon which is very widely celebrated.
Eshu is the messenger ; he is the mischievous, the cunning, the shrewd.
Ambiguous character, he is represented through feminine and masculine figures, in a good or bad situation ; it exists to provoke men and to allow questioning in order to seek the truth.
Good condition with a beautiful aged patina.