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ID number:  BIRRC-D0176
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Double-axe staff (Ose sango)
Object type:  Axe
Place made:  Ijebu Ode, nr Lagos, W. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Materials:  Wood
Measurements:  46 x 15 cm
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Partially coloured in black and white. Carved for Europeans, as a non-traditional version of a sango worshipper's staff. Purchased in Lagos from the carver Thomas Ona of Ijebu Ode in the late 1930s. Bequested to the University by E.H. Duckworth in 1978.

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