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Sango Figure – Wood – Yoruba – Nigeria – 60 cm


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The name Sango allegedly belonged to the fourth Yoruba king who was deified and became associated with thunder, symbolized by a double-axe motif on the head of the sculptures associated with his cult. During annual Sango cult ceremonies, woman devotees sing and dance holding the Ose Sango (dance wand).

Beautiful aged wooden figure with traces of tribal use with a great use of colors and a nice aged patina.

Object: Sango figure
Ethnic group/ culture: Yoruba
Region/ country: Nigeria
Material: Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 60×17×12 cm
Weight: 2000 g