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Dinka staff, Sudan
26" tall
ex private collection, US

$1500

"Staffs had many functions, they were both status
symbols and tools used by a wide range of specialists,
such as headmen, female leaders of lineages or
associations, diviners, healers, exorcists, and witch
hunters, in a variety of ways. Their form and
iconography varied according to the ritualist to whom
they belonged, and in the villages where only one staff
existed it was used by all.” - Mwana Hiti by Marc L. Felix

For a similar example, see Yale Archives #0072240~01
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