Luba. <em>Ceremonial Staff (Kibango)</em>, 19th century. Wood, glass beads, cloth, fiber, iron, copper alloy, 59 x 3 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (149.9 x 9.5 x 9.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, 22.1132. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1132_PS1.jpg)

Ceremonial Staff (Kibango)

Artist:Luba

Medium: Wood, glass beads, cloth, fiber, iron, copper alloy

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 59 x 3 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (149.9 x 9.5 x 9.8 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: 5H7-TOP

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 22.1132

Image: 22.1132_PS1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Wooden staff. Surmounted by female figure with hands on breasts. Face seems carved with greater realism than most in this style, yet all else is in tradition. Black finish removed, traces of it remain in crevices. Eyes were originally inlaid, now missing. CONDITION: Ornamental trimming worn.

Brooklyn Museum Logo