This early Yoruba Eshu figure is known as the trickster, the protector of travelers and mediator between the spiritual and mortal worlds. The body of this mysterious figure is a container for magical materials used by a ritual specialist.  The head is a stopper with elongated back swept hair, the facial features are worn away with age.

Origin: Nigeria 
Time Period:  19th/Early 20th c
Provenance: Ex: Robert Dupierre, Paris
Materials: Wood, animal hides, leather strips, brass tacks and rope with a custom base
Dimensions: 5 1/4  in. high x 2 1/4  in. wide 
Condition: Appears in fine condition with some abrasion to leather
Inventory #A3213
Price: $1,200
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