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Wooden Handle of a Staff - PF.1272
Origin: Ivory Coast
Circa: 1870 AD to 1920 AD
Dimensions: 10.75" (27.3cm) high x 2.375" (6.0cm) wide
Collection: African
Style: Ivorian
Medium: Wood

Location: United States
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In the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun, an ancient walking stick was discovered carved in the image of a Nubian. This fascinating sculpture, worked with sensitive assurance, belongs to a similar tradition. It depicts a woman of regal bearing, smiling slightly, her hair curling around her neck like the horns of a gazelle. Perhaps she is not a woman at all, but some woodland spirit who changes shape at will. In her serene presence, we are transported to an exotic and beautiful place. - (PF.1272)


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