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unknown Yoruba
Yoruba Primary



Opa Orisha Oko (Ritual Staff)

19th century - 20th century
Cast, inscribed, carved, drilled, and grooved wood with iron

59 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. (151.13 cm x 8.89 cm)
Gift of Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.108
Other Number(s): 84 (175) (Neufeld Collection Number)
175 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Nigeria
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Yoruba, Nigerian, West African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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