Ogun staff

This staff depicts a bird at the centre, surrounded by implements: arrowhead, cutlass, ring, hoe, chisel, billhook, gong. All these are symbols of Ogun, but are associated with the deities Osanyin, god of medicine, Erinle, god of the forest.

Object Summary

Museum Number 64/1974/52
Simple Name staff
Full Name Ogun staff
Common Name Ogun staff
Production country Nigeria
Material iron
Collection class Religion and magic
Collection continent Africa
Collection area/region W
Production parish Ekiti
Production town Efon Alaye
Production county SW Nigeria
Production continent Africa
Production year high 1922
Cultural group Yoruba
Function name cult object