Chokwe. <em>Staff</em>, 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.214_threequarter_PS5.jpg)

Staff

Artist:Chokwe

Medium: Wood

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Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 25 x 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. (63.5 x 8.3 x 8.3 cm)

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Museum Location: 5H7-4B

Accession Number: 22.214

Image: CUR.22.214_threequarter_PS5.jpg,

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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