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Oshe Shango Staff

October 1, 1988 – October 31, 1989

African Art Museum
950 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Sublevel 1

On view is a 16 1/2-inch wooden oshe Shango, a staff carried by devotees of Shango, the god of thunder worshipped by the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria. The staff features a female figure and child.

The exhibit commemorates the first anniversary of the opening of the African Art Museum on the Mall.