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  • Yoruba  tribe "Shango"
    Nigeria
    Wood, paint

  • 13"  high, 17" including stand 
    Circa: mid to late 19th century

  • #y2755-9

  • $ click here for price request

Shango is the god of thunder and lightning in the Yoruba culture.

This piece was used at the shrine of the high priest.

In the Yorùbá religion, Sàngó ( also spelled, Sango or Shango, often known as Xangô or Changó in Latin America and the Caribbean, and also known as Jakuta is perhaps one of the most popular Orisha; also known as the divinity of thunder and lightning, Sango is historically a royal ancestor of the Yoruba as was:

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