Staff (Oshe Shango)

Unidentified Yoruba maker


19th or 20th century

Wood with pigment

Overall: 23 3/4 × 18 5/16 × 1 15/16 in. (60.3 × 46.5 × 5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund



Place Made: Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa


19th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Staff

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Exhibited with Divine Inspiration: From Benin to Bahia, Photographs by Phyllis Galembo, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 17-April 21, 1996.

Images of Africa, Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire, December 14, 1999-March 24, 2000.

Peoples and Cultures of Africa, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthro. 44, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 29-December 18, 1994.


Eric Roberton African Arts, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1994.

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