Amulet of the god Eshu

Made:
1880-1900 in Nigeria
maker:
Yoruba people

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Amulet consisting of carved wooden effigy of Eshu, body covered in carved divination boards, clothed in frame of cowrie shells threaded on leather, Yoruba, West African, 1880-1900

An amulet in the form of Eshu, a god of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The wooden figure is covered with carved divination boards and cowrie shells threaded onto leather.

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Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A128045
Materials:
cowrie, leather, wood
type:
amulets, amulet, folk medicine (general) folk medicine (general) amulets, folk medicine (general)
credit:
Sotheby's
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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