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Shango

Unknown1800/1960

Kenya National Archives

Kenya National Archives

Shango is the god of thunger among the Yoruba, and he has a metaphysical relationship with the Ibeji (carved effigy of children of multiple births). Shango priests are often identified with a neolific axe head baton (representing thunder bolts) reflecting his authority in the Shango cult.

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  • Title: Shango
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1800/1960
  • Location: Nigeria
  • Type: Yoruba Wooden Carving
  • Rights: Kenya National Archives

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