Divination Object

Yoruba, Nigeria
19th Century

With its haunting face and lustrous patina; this Eshu stands out among most I have seen on the market today. The reddish brown color to the wood is simply beautiful; it glistens from the oils that have been rubbed into the object. The 'body' of the figure has abstract geometric designs while the facial features are almost obscured from its high level of wear. The eyes have metal insertions which only add to the mystical nature of the figure and the original leather wrap still remains around its neck.

This Eshu stands 5" tall

SOLD / IN 10-7-10