Dan, Bassa or Guro-Bete prestige staff
Ivory Coast and Liberia
25" tall (custom mount is included with the staff)
wood, pigment
mid 20th century
ex private collection, US

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A finely carved prestige staff with various-sized, ridged sections topped by
a stylized head with a pointed coiffure. A staff like this would be one of the
prestige objects owned by a chief.
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