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Arts of Africa

DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 25 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (63.5 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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CAPTION Chokwe. Staff, 19th century. Wood, 25 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (63.5 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.214. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE detail, CUR.22.214_detail1_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Staff surmounted by a Janus head with long, slender faces. One face, under the eyes, is broken off. Bridge connects the two headdresses at top of staff. Headdresses have broad wings that come together in an arc at the top of each head. Sides of headdresses carved with two bands of diagonal lines. Under heads are cylindrical holes that go through staff. Condition is good.
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