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Dance wand

Description

Ceremonial dance wand, of carved wood in the form of a kneeling woman wearing a neckband of glass beads, surmounted by the double-axe symbol of Sango, the Yoruba god of thunder, which is carried by the priest of the Sango cult: Africa, West Africa, Nigeria, Ilorin, Yoruba people, late 19th to early 20th century

Museum reference

A.1947.26

Collection

World Culture

Object name

Dance wand

Production information

Unknown
Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, West Africa, AFRICA

Date

Late 19th - early 20th century

Style / Culture

Yoruba

Materials

Wood, Glass

Physical description

Wood, carved and painted

Associations

Shango

Exhibitions

  • Inspired by Nature (08 Feb 2019)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Inspired by Nature (29 Jul 2011 - 2018)
    National Museum of Scotland

  • Treasured: Wonderful Things, Amazing Stories (14 Nov 2008 - 01 Jan 2011)
    National Museum of Scotland

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 5 »
World Cultures »
Inspired By Nature

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