Luba. <em>Ceremonial Staff (Kibango)</em>, 19th century. Wood, iron, 61 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (155.6 x 12.1 x 3.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.211. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.211_detail_bw.jpg)

Ceremonial Staff (Kibango)


Medium: Wood, iron

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 61 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (155.6 x 12.1 x 3.8 cm)



Accession Number: 22.211

Image: 22.211_detail_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden staff: at top is high rectangular shape with incised geometric patterns resting on a head with carved features; below the head is a long narrow shaft that buldges out equally on two sides near the bottom. This curved form is decorated with geometric patterns and narrows down to a pointed terminal. The staff has superficial nicks and scratches overall and is in good condition. Its metal tip has fallen off and returned to staff. It could fall off again.

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