Staff of Office
Arts of Africa
Wood, sheet copper alloy, iron, oil
late 19th or early 20th century
51 3/8 x 4 1/4 x 2 in. (130.5 x 10.8 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
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Luba. Staff of Office, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, sheet copper alloy, iron, oil, 51 3/8 x 4 1/4 x 2 in. (130.5 x 10.8 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 22.1133. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1133_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
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Carved wooden staff. At top are two female figures seated on a triangular shape decorated with geometric motifs. Below the triangular shape is a shaft. Portions of the shaft are wrapped with sheet copper alloy bands that are connected with copper pins. Below the shaft is a diamond shape with two triangular cutouts. A tapered iron point can be found at the bottom of the staff. The staff is in good condition.
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