The Oshugbo or Ogboni society consists of the village and community elders, who with age and wisdom have gained decision making powers and who pronounce judgements and adjudicate conflict among the people. They honor the cult of the master of the earth, Onile, the source of life and judge of all human action. The bronze edan staffs are decorated with two figures, one male, one female, who represent the founders of the community. They are linked together at the top by a chain and work in unity with the power of three. They stress the importance of the bond between male and female and have the power of reconciling differences. These figures are placed into the earth, and the disputes are arbitrated ritually.
Custom metal stand included.
Dimensions w/o stand: 5 3/8"H x 7/8"W x 3 1/4"D
Dimensions w/ stand: 6 1/8"H x 1 1/2"W x 1 1/2"D