Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

wooden staff
  • Country Unknown
  • wooden staff, late 1800s–1996
  • wood, carving
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 80.5 x 3 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 31 11/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Glenn M. Duffee
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4031

The wooden staff has a small diameter carved with stylized standing human figures, mostly recognizeable by the faces consisting of snake-like creatures in the middle of the shaft and a standing male figure with a prominent penis near the bottom of the staff. It is dark brown and is currently in two pieces.