Wooden figure representing the god Eshu, Nigeria, 1880-1920

Wooden figure representing the god Eshu, Nigeria, 1880-1920.
A wooden figure in the form of Eshu, a god of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. In Yoruba tradition, Eshu is described as a figure of trickery and surprise. In common with other depictions of Eshu, he is seen here playing a flute.
 
Currently on display in:
The Science and Art of Medicine
Year made :
1801-1920
Inventory number :
A167143