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146: IMPORTANT YORUBA SHANGO ALTAR, NIGERIA

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IMPORTANT YORUBA SHANGO ALTAR, NIGERIA Exceptional shrine carved from a single tree trunk, depicting priests of the Shango cult holding ceremonial wands, as well as a copulating couple and a shaman bag, late 19th - early 20th c. with door and inner compartment. (Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 1980s). Fair condition with signs of use. 15 1/2'' x 15'' x 16''
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146: IMPORTANT YORUBA SHANGO ALTAR, NIGERIA

Estimate $8,000 - $12,000Mar 01, 2009
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