Yoruba Eshu Staff
Lot 132Y
Yoruba Eshu Staff, Nigeria height 16 1/2in (42cm)
Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
Yoruba Eshu Staff
Lot Details
Yoruba Eshu Staff, Nigeria
ogo elegba
Wood, shell, fiber
height 16 1/2in (42cm)

Merton D. Simpson Gallery, New York
Private Collection, New York

"Shrines for Eshu are found at town gates, at important crossroads, at the entrance to compounds, in the king's market, and at the palace gate...It is Eshu who conveys the sacrifices of mankind to the gods and other spirits, such as death and the witches, and thereby eases the ways of men through life's difficulties. To those who acknowledge his presence he is know as 'the roadmaker'." (Holcombe, 1982: p. 196)
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