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Yoruba Osanyin

Yoruba Osanyin Staff
Located in Chicago, IL
To cure mental and physical ailments, Yoruba priests and diviners invoke the aid of Osanyin, the god of herbal medicines. Used in divination rituals to cure the afflicted, this iron ...
Category

Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Steel, Iron

  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
H 24.75 in. W 16 in. D 15 in.
Yoruba Osanyin Staff
Located in Chicago, IL
To cure mental and physical ailments, Yoruba priests and diviners invoke the aid of Osanyin, the god of herbal medicines. Used in divination rituals to cure the afflicted, this iron ...
Category

Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Steel, Iron

  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
H 24.75 in. W 8.5 in. D 8.5 in.
Yoruba Osanyin Staff
Located in Chicago, IL
To cure mental and physical ailments, Yoruba priests and diviners invoke the aid of Osanyin, the god of herbal medicines. Used in divination rituals to cure the afflicted, this iron ...
Category

Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Steel, Iron

  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
H 24 in. W 8.75 in. D 8.75 in.
Yoruba Osanyin Staff
Located in Chicago, IL
To cure mental and physical ailments, Yoruba priests and diviners invoke the aid of Osanyin, the god of herbal medicines. Used in divination rituals to cure the afflicted, this iron ...
Category

Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Art

Materials

Steel, Iron

  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
  • Yoruba Osanyin Staff
H 37 in. W 8.5 in. D 8.5 in.

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Early 20th Century Nigerian Tribal Tribal Art

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