YORUBA (and AFO) SHANGO PEDESTALS, NIGERIA


Afo
Pedestal 6
16.5" high
$5000

Yoruba
Pedestal 3
14" high
$3000



Yoruba
Pedestal 12
14.5" high
$3000
 



Yoruba
Pedestal 1
14" high
$2000


Yoruba
Pedestal 7
12.5" high
$2000


Yoruba
Pedestal 10
14" high
$2000



Yoruba
Pedestal 5
11" high
$1500



Yoruba
Pedestal 8
14" high
$1500


Yoruba
Pedestal 14
14" high
$1500




Yoruba
Pedestal 9
12.5" high
$1000

Yoruba
Pedestal 11
11" high
$800



Yoruba
Pedestal 13
12" high
$800

The pedestals below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.



Yoruba
Pedestal 2
14" high
SOLD



Yoruba
Pedestal 4
13" high
SOLD



Photographs © Tim Hamill

YORUBA SHANGO PEDESTALS, Nigeria

These Yoruba ( and one Afo) shango pedestals have been vetted as being authentic, some with significant signs of use and age.

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. They were repositories for Shango's ashe, or spiritual power. 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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