Title: Herbalist Medicine Staff - ëOpa Osanyiní
Description: A Yoruba diviner or priest would place the staff
either in the ground or at an altar to enlist the
help of ëOsanyiní, the spirit of herbal medicine,
to heal physical & mental ailments. The bird
symbolizes metaphysical powers and is believed
to relay messages from the celestial realm to the
Provenance: Ex-Private Collection. Collected about 50 years ago by a Belgian living in the D.R. Congo.
Dimensions: 55.5" high by 6"wide by 6" deep
*Includes Custom-made stand.