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African Art

Herbalist’s Staff (Opa Osanyin)

19th to early 20th century

Iron

20 × 7 1/2 × 8 in. (50.8 × 19.05 × 20.32 cm)
Gift of Drs. Ruth and Theodore Lidz
1995.81.1
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Gift of Drs. Ruth and Theodore Lidz to Yale University Art Gallery, 1995

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, January 1994–December 1995,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1995–96): 157.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.