Luba. <em>Staff Finial</em>, 19th century. Wood, 10 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (25.4 x 5.7 x 5.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1452. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1452_SL1.jpg)

Staff Finial


Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 10 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. (25.4 x 5.7 x 5.4 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1452

Image: 22.1452_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Figure of a female holding breasts. Scarification on abdomen; indication of facial features, fingers and toes. Hole in top of head. Back of body has scarification and an oval shape with two crossed pieces; back of head carved with a zigzag pattern. Condition: The figure, a staff finial, was sawn off the original staff. It is covered with a shiny substance.

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