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Dinka Figural Staff with Metal Inlays African Art

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Title Dinka Figural Staff with Metal Inlays African Art
Type of Object staff
People Dinka
Materials Wood, pigment, metal inlay (likely aluminum)
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Dimensions 23.75 inches tall x 4 inches wide
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair staff is broken and repaired. scuffs, a few missing inlays. two large chips out of hat

Additional Information: Dinka wooden staff topped with a standing male figure in a static posture. The figure has a spheric head stands on a strong cylindrical body with arms attached to the body. The human head with concave is decorated with small aluminum pegs. The same materials are encrusted in the eyes. The surface of the has dark patina , evidence of long use. As described, the figure on the top stylistically resembles to the figures from the Bongo of South Sudan. Such staffs were used as prestige and personal object by men of high rank and warriors among the Dinka.