Eshu-Elegba Dance Staff Finial

1985.16.0002

Photo of Eshu-Elegba Dance Staff Finial

Basic Information

Artifact Identification Eshu-Elegba Dance Staff Finial   (1985.16.0002)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Personal Symbols : Status Symbols
Artist/Maker Adugbologue Household (possibly Oniyide Adugbologue)
Geographic Location Africa, West, Nigeria, Abeokuta
Period/Date 1890 – 1940
Culture Yoruba

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 41.4 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 25.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 9.7 cm
Weight 909 g
Measuring Remarks 46.2 cm is the height with the stand included in the measurement. 11.0 cm is the depth with the stand included in the measurement.
Materials Plant--Wood
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Staining, Incising, Piercing
Munsell Color Information Dark Brown (7.5 Y R 2/2) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography

Christie’s - London. Catalog, Sale of June 24, 1985, lot 103: Yoruba wood staff. Sotheby’s - London. Catalog, Sale of June 27, 1983, lot 14: Yoruba wood staff.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Richard and Barbara Faletti Family Collection
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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