Staff for Eshu Cult (God of Chance), between 19th and 20th century

  • Yoruba, African

Darkened wood, leather, and cowrie shells

  • Overall: 19 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 9 1/4 inches (48.9 × 8.3 × 23.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Director's Discretionary Fund

70.623

On View

  • African N101

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Yoruba
  • Wood
  • Leather
  • Cowrie shells
  • Cylindrical
  • Staff (walking stick)
  • Faces (animal or human components)

(Diane Jean Pierre)

1970-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Yoruba, African, Staff for Eshu Cult (God of Chance), between 19th and 20th century, darkened wood, leather, and cowrie shells. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Director's Discretionary Fund, 70.623.