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The Messenger God, Eshu
The Messenger God, Eshu
The Messenger God, Eshu

Photo credit: Haslemere Educational Museum

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Eshu, the messenger god, is represented with an ornate curved head, in the shape of a medicine bottle. Such wooden pieces would usually have had cowries hanging from them, which acted as a fly-whisk.

Haslemere Educational Museum



20th C




H 30.3 x W 5 x D 9 cm

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gift, 2001

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Haslemere Educational Museum

78 High Street, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2LA England

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