Reproduction of a Walking Staff


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Reproduction of a Walking Staff   (1971.13.0041)
  1. Personal Artifacts
  2. :
  3. Personal Gear
  4. :
  5. Personal Assistive Artifacts
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, 20th century
Culture Mandingo

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 89.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 5.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 5.2 cm
Weight 336 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plant--Wood
Manufacturing Processes Carved, Staining
Munsell Color Information Black (N 2.5) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

SYMBOLS OF POWER: Whether a person is king of a nation, the chief of a village, or the head of a household, symbols of power testify to their authority. (2) Walking sticks could be given to emissaries of the leader as a symbol that they were on official business. Mandingo. 71.13.41.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Can't remember title, may be African Furniture and may be by Roy Sieber, but not certain.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction Yes
Reproduction Information See scholarly remarks.

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