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wood carving
  • Peru
  • wood carving, late 1800s–1939
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 73.5 x 5.5 x 5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 28 15/16 x 2 3/16 x 1 15/16 in
  • Gift of Professor and Mrs. Douglas Hyland
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7265

The carved wooden staff has a spatula-like end. There are two standing figures, one on top of the other. Each is a human figure with a disproportionately large head and an oblong object in its mouth or in front of the mouth, held by the figure's hands. It is black.