There are snakes coming from the nostrils or mouth and this is a representation of the call of powers of the occult used when Osun wants to destroy his enemy. On top of the head are "witch birds" that are known to congregate in treetops at night and in this item their power is contained.
They sit on the rim of the head and would hold the herbalist pot that he makes his magic potions in. This is a lovely unusual rare item. If you have any questions please ask.It will be very well packaged for its journey. Thank you for looking and good luck. The item "Large Vintage African Bronze Osun Head African Benin Tribal Bust Statue Rare" is in sale since Wednesday, January 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic Antiques\African". The seller is "lincolnshire-metal-detectors" and is located in Market Rasen. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Bahamas, Colombia, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam, Chile, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Trinidad and tobago.