Shango Dance Wand
Datemid 20th century
DimensionsWork : 11 1/2 x 2 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. (29.21 x 6.67 x 6.99 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
LabelShango is the Yoruba god of thunder and lightning. He is revered in Yoruba culture as one of the most powerful protector deities. This wand would have been carried by a devotee of Shango in ceremonies and rituals associated with the god. When not in use, it would have been stored in a shrine or on an altar dedicated to Shango.