Oshe Shango Dance Wand, Staff.


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Artifact Identification Oshe Shango Dance Wand, Staff.   (1986.21.0002)
  1. Communication Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Ceremonial Artifacts
  4. :
  5. Religious Objects
Artist/Maker Artist: Otooro of Ketu "Otooro ... was one of a group of master carvers who flourished in the atelier in Oyo Ekiti sponsored by Father Kevin Carroll." - R. Faletti, 7/14/97
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, 20th century
Culture Yoruba
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 30.3 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 10.1 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 5.0 cm
Weight 189 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood , Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Staining, Painting
Munsell Color Information Moderate Brown (7.5 YR 3/4) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Carroll, Father Kevin. Yoruba Religious Carving. Christie’s - London. Catalog, Sale of June 22, 1981, Lot 121. Christie’s - London. Catalog, Sale of June 24, 1985, Lot 103. Christie’s East - New York. Catalog, Sale of May 15, 1985, Lot 41. Sotheby’s - New York. Catalog, Sale of December 1, 1983, Lot 45. Sotheby’s - London. Catalog, Sale of June 27, 1983, Lot 14.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Richard and Barbara Faletti Family Collection
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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