Ceremonial Staff (Kibango)
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
66 x 3 1/2 x 4in. (167.6 x 8.9 x 10.2cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Prior to 1922, provenance not yet documented; by 1922, acquired by François Poncelet of Brussels, Belgium; 1922, purchased in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
Wooden staff: male head at top with plaited beard, full coiffure. Back lock of hair broken off. Shaft spirally wound with punched copper stripping. Lozenge-shaped form has male heads with beards at each end, on each side, and opposite each other... the beards touching.
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Luba. Ceremonial Staff (Kibango), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 66 x 3 1/2 x 4in. (167.6 x 8.9 x 10.2cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.205. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.205_front_PS5.jpg)
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