figurative, brass staff finial with small, seated man holding an object in each hand; figure's head is tilted up and adorned with a cylindrical headdress extending away from him; the top of the headdress is flat with a beaded pattern at the rim; figure's eyes are large, with round pupils at center; he has a mustache that curves up at the ends and a round beard; the figure wears a necklace and a square cloth around his waist, which covers his groin; the chair in which the figure sits is complex in design, with beaded and braided patterns and cutouts, and a flat, round base with beaded and braided accents; figure's legs point out in front of him and his feet do not reach the ground

Staff finial, c. 1930

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Gift of Raymond A. and Ruth A. Reisterexpand_more  2015.62.9

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Title
Staff finial
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.62.9
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figurative, brass staff finial with small, seated man holding an object in each hand; figure's head is tilted up and adorned with a cylindrical headdress extending away from him; the top of the headdress is flat with a beaded pattern at the rim; figure's eyes are large, with round pupils at center; he has a mustache that curves up at the ends and a round beard; the figure wears a necklace and a square cloth around his waist, which covers his groin; the chair in which the figure sits is complex in design, with beaded and braided patterns and cutouts, and a flat, round base with beaded and braided accents; figure's legs point out in front of him and his feet do not reach the ground