YORUBA REPRESENTATIONS of ESHU

Egungun
Headdress 43
17" high
$2000

YORUBA
Head 5
15" high
$400

YORUBA
Head 2
13" high
$800

Egungun
Headdress 70
15.5" high
$800

Egungun
Headdress 38
12" high x 17.5" wide
$1500

Egungun
Headdress 61
12" high x 19" wide
$1000

 

Egungun
Headdress 62
15" high x 18" wide
$1000

Yoruba
Figure 11
25.5" high
$1000

Yoruba
Figure 22
25.5" high
$400
 

 

The Eshu objects below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.

 

YORUBA
Head 12
15.5" high
SOLD

 

Egungun
Headdress 32
11.5" high
SOLD

 

 

Egungun
Headdress 68
10.5" high
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

YORUBA ESHU

Eshu, a trickster, is one of the Yoruba orisha (gods). Eshu is also a contradictory personality responsible for the good and bad changes that occur in life. The Yoruba honor and make sacrifices to Eshu to placate him and they place Eshu imagery on carved doors, and shrines to the god at crossroads, marketplaces, town gates, and compound entrances, places where Eshu can cause unexpected things to happen. The small figures with long ponytail-like hairstyles or headdresses may represent worshippers of Eshu.

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GO TO EGUNGUN HEADDRESSES PAGE 1 (31-50)

GO TO EGUNGUN MASKS 2 (61-78)

GO TO EGUNGUN COSTUMES PAGE 1

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