The Igbo staff was carried by the chief and was thought to be dedicated to the maiden spirit and was kept on the altar of a shrine.  It was used during celebrations for abundant harvests, large families and general prosperity.

Origin:  Nigeria, Onitsha, Niger River Region
Time Period:  Mid 20th c
Provenance: From a California collection
Materials: Wood, pigment and metal with a custom stand
Dimensions: 19 in. high x 3  in. wide 
Condition:  Staff appears in fine condition
Inventory #A1019
Price: $575

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