Oshe Shango Staff

October 1, 1988 – October 31, 1989

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

On view is a 16 1/2-inch wooden oshe Shango, a staff carried by devotees of Shango, the god of thunder worshipped by the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria. The staff features a female figure and child.

The exhibit commemorates the first anniversary of the opening of the African Art Museum on the Mall.