Staff (Osun Nigiogio)
Arts of Africa
late 18th-early 19th century
Gift of Elliot Picket
Prior to 1971, provenance not yet documented; by 1971, acquired by Elliot Picket; 1971, gift of Elliot Picket to the Brooklyn Museum.
Topped by an ibis and an animal which are surrounded by blade-like implements, which are bent. Right wing of ibis partially bent and destroyed. Entwined around shaft of staff, five straps. Between bottom two, six gongs. Between middle two, a spike.
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Edo. Staff (Osun Nigiogio), late 18th-early 19th century. Iron Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Elliot Picket, 71.22.7. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.22.7_overall_PS11.jpg)
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