Arts of the Americas
early 19th century
36 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (93.3 x 7 x 7 cm) (show scale)
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Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
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Sioux. Dance Staff, early 19th century. Wood, pigment, 36 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (93.3 x 7 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.94. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.94_bw_SL1.jpg)
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Long staff with knobs along the handle. The top is a larger knob with a face engraved into one side. Similar staffs are used for Sioux Warrior Societies and there is a possibility this staff was used as such and is not Caddo but Sioux.
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