Shangaan. <em>Staff with Female Figure (Udlwedlwe)</em>, 19th century. Wood, beads, hide, fiber, 40 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 3 in. (102.9 x 32.4 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum Collection, X968. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, X968_transpc003.jpg)

Staff with Female Figure (Udlwedlwe)


Medium: Wood, beads, hide, fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:19th century

Dimensions: 40 1/2 x 12 3/4 x 3 in. (102.9 x 32.4 x 7.6 cm)


Accession Number: X968

Image: X968_transpc003.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ceremonial staff of polished wood surmounted by a representation of a woman with arms outstretched. Circular incisions around wrists, upper arms, knees, ankles and waist indicating bracelets and belts. Multi-strand necklace of colored glass beads surrounds neck, around hips and hinde, loincloth. Additional beadwork beneath figures feet.

Brooklyn Museum