The Baule carved staffs, scepters and mallets with the head of the sacred bushcow or antelope mask. They were used to protect the village against threats, illness and for discipline. This elegantly carved Baule staff has a long handle that supports an antelope head with slit eyes, open mouth with teeth and stylized horns.
Origin: Ivory Coast
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: Ex: Brian Layden collection, New York Ex: Ronald G. Atwood collection, Portland, OR
Materials: Wood and pigment with custom stand
Dimensions: 10 in. high x 2 in. wide
Condition: Staff in very good condition
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