A Prestige Staff (SOLD)

Southern Africa

19th Century

The staff is likely to have been made for a chief by a Chopi or Tsonga carver from the Maputo area of present day Mozambique as it shows the same style of ‘bear teeth’ mouth which is a feature of Tsonga Initiation staffs.

length 125 cm (49 in)

Bibliography: The Art of Southern Africa: The Terence Pethica Collection (2007) p.149 no.64

 

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