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Staff Finial

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

base+object: 14 1/4 × 3 1/4 × 3 in. (36.2 × 8.26 × 7.62 cm) 12 × 2 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (30.48 × 5.72 × 6.99 cm)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
2014.121.9
Geography: 
Country Ivory Coast
Country Burkina Faso
Country Mali
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Senufo
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Sotheby's, New York, May 15, 1981, lot 150
Gift of Mrs. Erika Hughes to Yale University Art Gallery in 2014

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.