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Ceremonial stick of the Yoruba Nigeria mid of the 20th century

Ceremonial stick of the Yoruba Nigeria mid of the 20th century
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Rare figurative Eshu dance pole (Ogo Elegba) / ceremonial stick of the Yoruba (Nigeria); mid of the 20th century; probably from the Ohori Ketu; carved male figure, on the neck a chain of cowries and carved hat with a second face, in the hand a fly whisk  and an attribute; Representation of the god Eshus ‘trickster god’. He can do good but also evil; a very stubborn god; tribal scar tattoos on his cheek; shiny patina; old break at the end of the handle; traces of use according to age; measurements: 35 cm; provenance „Jürgen Maurer (1939-2018)“, prominent businessman, art collector and chronicler from Heppenheim (Germany) http://www.kunstsammlungmaurer.de
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