Yoruba Eshu Figure, Nigeria
Height 18in (45.5cm)
the kneeling figure carrying a figure on the back and with an arching projection on the top, the neck encircled with a leather strap from which hang multiple strands of cowrie shells decorated with bells, a comb, iron pieces, glass beads and a gourd; fine blackened patina with wear indicative of much use.
Hélène Leloup, Paris
Private American Collection
To be included in George Chemeche's forthcoming publication: "Eshu: The Divine Trickster"