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Chokwe (or neighboring peoples) staff, Angola / Democratic Republic of the Congo
36" tall
wood, pokerwork
ex European collection

Aesthetically I find this example with a uniformed officer depicted on the top especially interesting and appealing.
The slight bend of the arms  produces angles that compliment the ones depicted by the straps on the front and
back surfaces and makes the staff interesting to look at from all angles.

$1000