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Chokwe prestige staff, Angola and Democratic Republic of the Congo
wood, pigment
38.5" tall
mid 20th century


$700


The delicately carved face beneath the elaborate coiffure imparts to this prestige staff an air of quiet dignity. Most
likely representing a male ancestor. The staff, which would have been owned by a Chokwe chief as part of his or
her regalia, imparts fertility and positive results.