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Crown for Yemayá with Duck

Catalog Number: B340


Yamiri Gutiérrez Quiala or Quiaca, who works in the shop where Prof. Matory bought the crown.


Width: 18.4cm / 7.27in

Height: 16.0cm / 6.31in

Religion and Denomination: Ocha (Cuba, Yoruba)
Transatlantic Family of Religion: Orisha
Country of Origin: Cuba
Ethnographic Origin: Caribbean
Materials: Metal
Usage: Ritual (non-yet-used)
Detailed Description of Significance:

Yemayá, the goddess of the ocean, is also considered a queen.  Therefore, her altar deserves a crown.  The duck is one of her symbols.