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ID number:  BIRRC-D0179
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Ona, Thomas
Title / Object name:  Esu-style staff
Object type:  Staff
Place made:  Ijebu Ode, nr Lagos, W. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Materials:  Wood
Measurements:  34 cm
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In the form of a kneeling male figure with a horned cap curving backwards and holding a horned club and a bag. Stained black (except the handle). Carved for Europeans. Purchased in Lagos from the carver Thomas Ona of Ijebu Ode in the late 1930s.

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