YORUBA AND AFO SHANGO PEDESTALS, Nigeria

These shango pedestals have been vetted as being authentic, some with significant signs of use and age.




Afo
Pedestal 6
16.5" high
$5000

Yoruba
Pedestal 3
14" high
$3000



Yoruba
Pedestal 12
14.5" high
$3000 



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



Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA, SHANGO PEDESTALS, Nigeria

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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