Shrine Figure of a Kneeling Flutist
Shrine Figure of a Kneeling Flutist
Shrine Figure of a Kneeling Flutist
Shrine Figure of a Kneeling Flutist

Shrine Figure of a Kneeling Flutist


Artist
Lamidi Fakeye (Nigerian, 1928 – 2009)
Date
1990
Medium
Mahogany
Dimensions
Work : 17 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (44.45 x 13.97 x 8.89 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Haight
Object Number
2017.60.3

Label

This shrine figure depicts a devotee of the god Eshu playing a curved flute. Eshu is the traditional Yoruba messenger god who connects the divine and human realms. Followers of traditional Yoruba religion often pray to Eshu for help solving problems.


 

Object Type
Sculpture
Wood
Academic Themes
Music Connections