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staff with ovoid top
  • unknown Chokwe or Lunda maker
  • staff with ovoid top, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood, carving, incising, wire
  • Object Length/Width: 79 x 5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 31 1/8 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0328

This staff is made of dark wood and has a large ovoid top and diamond shapes created by incising a series of lines in alternating directions. The finial at the top of the staff is wrapped in wire. There is one groove carved around the other end of the staff.