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Ovimbundu female staff, Angola
19.5" tall
wood, pokerwork
mid 20th century
ex private collection, US
SOLD


A wonderful figural staff topped by a female figure holding her hands together in front of her body with her head
tilted very slightly to one side carved with very expressive facial features and nice detail in the carving of the hair. I
just love the overall presence of this figure.


Staff's were used as status symbols indicating rank or power and were also used by a wide range of ritual
specialists, such as headman, diviners, healers, exorcists, and witch hunters, in a great variety of ways.