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African Art

King’s Staff with Female Head

19th century

Wood

32 × 2 × 2 in. (81.28 × 5.08 × 5.08 cm)
Gift of James J. Ludwig, B.A. 1947
2011.22.1
Geography: 
Sierra Leone
or Liberia
Culture: 
Mende, Sande association
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Purchased from Norman Hurst Gallery May 30,1999

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

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.