YORUBA SHANGO PEDESTALS ARCHIVES, Nigeria

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

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

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Yoruba
Pedestal 2
14" high
SOLD



Yoruba
Pedestal 4
13" high
SOLD


Yoruba
Pedestal 1
14" high
SOLD


Photographs © Hamill Gallery

YORUBA, SHANGO PEDESTALS ARCHIVES, 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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