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Ovimbundu, Angola/DRC
34.5" tall
wood, pigment
mid 20th century


A very unusual and highly expressive staff that I believe is from Angola or the DRC and most likely
Ovimbundu/Chokwe related. The figure is wearing a hat and also has goggles/glasses that are represented by
incising and pokerwork. A snake wraps around the neck of the staff with the head resting between the figure's