Arts of the Americas
early 19th century
33 1/2 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. (85.1 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm) (show scale)
Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund
Prior to 1848, provenance not yet documented; by 1848, acquired by Nathan Sturges Jarvis; 1848, gift of Nathan Sturges Jarvis to the New-York Historical Society, New York, NY; 1937, loaned by the New-York Historical Society to the Brooklyn Museum; 1950, purchased from the New-York Historical Society by the Brooklyn Museum.
Probably Sioux. A staff that has holes for a strap. Possibly is a Warrior's Society dance staff and needs more research as if so, they are very special. See also 50.67.94.
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Probably Sioux. Dance Staff, early 19th century. Wood, string, 33 1/2 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. (85.1 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund and the Frank Sherman Benson Fund, 50.67.86. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.67.86_bw_SL1.jpg)
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