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.
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
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- amulets, amulet, folk medicine (general) folk medicine (general) amulets, folk medicine (general)
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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