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Personal altar piece "Shango". The prominent double...

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Personal altar piece "Shango". The prominent double axe overhangs the kneeling female figure. Yoruba, Nigeria. Wear / Fat libation plate. Rare. 1st quarter of the 20th century. H 25 cm including base X 11 cm. Shango is a feared deity, because he is unpredictable, but he is also venerated because he brings beneficial rains to the crops and also gives children to women. Provenance: collection of Dr Smits, Belgium. A certificate of M Humblet accompanies this work.

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