Yoruba double Shango staff measures approx. 12" a great carving and powerful object to hold, also a true rarity being a double staff, (I've not seen a double Shango staff in over 25 years of looking). The sculpture has some age and wear but is probably mid-20th century.
"In the Yoruba culture, the thunder God, Shango, has a strong following. Cult members dance with small wooden staffs called ose Shango. These staffs most often depict a single female figure whose head supports a double ax. This double ax motif, which represents thunderstones is the most important element associated with Shango. It represents Shango's destructive side and his ability to hurl thunder celts into the community." -- Ohio University Education Dept.