Lot 43

An important Shango bone with two masterfully carved heads, the eyes decorated with solar decoration
The rectangular protrusion is decorated on each side with two stylised masks
Hardwood, old patina used for honey
Yoruba, Nigeria, late 19th - early 20th century
57 x 32 x 11 cm

This Shango bone is distinguished by its size and thickness.
Provenance: Former Simonis collection, Ratton Hourde
Publications: X. Richer, H. Joubert, Danse avec Shango, 2018, pp. 146, 147
S. Eisenhofer, Kulte, Künstler, Könige in Africa, Linz, 1997, p. 213, ill. III