Yoruba Osanyin Staff

c. 1900
$3,580 USD
Make an Offer
W: 8.5" D: 8.5" H: 37.0"
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
Estimated Shipping

To cure mental and physical ailments, Yoruba priests and diviners invoke the aid of Osanyin, the god of herbal medicines. Used in divination rituals to cure the afflicted, this iron staff is crowned with a large bird encircled by a ring of smaller ones, a powerful symbol of Osanyin’s ability to control spirits and supernatural forces to heal and protect. The hand-forged staff depicts the larger bird with wings spread in flight, above the smaller birds that radiate out as emissaries of Osanyin’s healing powers. Expressive and dynamic, the staff seems to take flight minimally mounted on a discrete custom steel base.

Questions? Ask us

What They're Saying

Portrait degiulio
Mick de Giulio | de Giulio kitchen design

“I love working with PAGODA RED. When I’m looking for something distinctive for one of my clients, I can be sure I’ll find it there. Betsy has an incredible eye for the beautiful and unique and she continues to offer one of the best collections of Chinese furniture and decorative art.”

Receive our weekly email on design &
creating memorable spaces