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kneeling Eshu figure
  • Oyo peoples
  • kneeling Eshu figure, early-mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: South Oyo?, Nigeria
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 36 x 15.5 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 7 1/4 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2888

The kneeling figure is identified as Eshu. His hair is in a long ponytail or braid, with a human face at the end. He has three horizontal marks on each cheek and a bear. Each hand is holding similar forms, possibly gourds or rattles. He is kneeling on a round base.