About this object

Ceremonial staffs of various kinds were carried by elders and priests, especially during rituals, to emphasis their special status. This old example appears to been covered with sacrificial matter and was probably taken from an ancestral shrine.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Dogon
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Mali
  • Date made
    1968 before
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Gallery Menist, 1968.
  • Collector
  • Place collected
  • Date collected
    1968 before
  • Measurements
    490 mm x 34 mm x 27 mm
Object view = Humanities
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