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Orisha Chango 14" statue

$76.95

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  • Model: SO147
  • Shipping Weight: 4.22lbs
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Description

Chango (also found spelled Sango or Shango) is a popular deity from Yoruba culture, and is perhaps the most popular of the Orisha. He is known as the Skyfather, and is said to rule thunder and lightning; the physical manifestations of his great power. Historically, Chango is believed to be the third king of the Oyo kingdom prior to his rise as a god after his death, where he became the centermost figure within traditional Yoruba religion. As such he is traditionally revered and worshipped as one of the Orisha and a figure of prominence within the Caribbean faith of Santeria. He has also been revered as a major symbol of African resistance against an enslaving European culture. In this statue he is shown garbed in red and white, with a bare chest and the Oshe (or double headed axe) in hand. Youthful and vital, he is the embodiment of the aspect of male sexuality and human vitality. Posed in action, he seems a figure on mid-stride, with no detail spared in sculpting his features. Standing approximately 14" tall and 7" in diameter at its widest point around the base, this statue has been sculpted from cold cast resin.



This product was added to our catalog on Monday 28 May, 2012.



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