YORUBA SHANGO PEDESTAL 12

Photos © Tim Hamill

This Yoruba Shango pedestal has been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age.

YORUBA
SHANGO PEDESTAL 12
14.5" high
$3000

Placed on altars dedicated to Shango, the Yoruba god of thunder, these objects that look like inverted mortars, depict Shango or devotees of Shango along with Shango's symbol, the double-headed axe. Shango is thought to control the great powers of nature as one of the orisha, or gods. They are all extremely heavy, of very dense wood, with only slight hollowing out on the bottom. We have included them in our stool exhibition because of their size and appearance; they seem appropriate as stools for a god.

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