Lot: 369

Figural dignitary staff

Gabon, Punu/Lumbo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Old Belgian Collection H: 51.2 inch 5000 EUR / 12000 EUR

wood, rich reddish brown patina, extremely fine and accurate work of carving, unusual: the staff rectangular in cross-section, on all four sides carved with a variety of motifs: aquatic animals, snakes, land animals, inbetween mask faces and symbols like knife and crescent moon, slightly dam., crack backside, base