one of two figurative brass staves, which are attached by a chain at the tops of their cone-shaped headdresses; this figure has been identified as female (the other male); however, the staves appear identical, with wide, oval eyes, wide pointed noses, and a small mouth with slightly parted lips; both figures have patterned decoration on their forehead and cheeks; both wear a beehive shaped headdress that ends in a point; the heads are attached to the body of the stave, which has an ornate design; main body of stave is cylindrical in shape, below it the stave leads into a point; staves are all one brass color, with the bottom section appearing to be a more brownish color

Staff with female head, 20th century

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Gift of Raymond A. and Ruth A. Reisterexpand_more  2015.62.11.2

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Staff with female head
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2015.62.11.2
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one of two figurative brass staves, which are attached by a chain at the tops of their cone-shaped headdresses; this figure has been identified as female (the other male); however, the staves appear identical, with wide, oval eyes, wide pointed noses, and a small mouth with slightly parted lips; both figures have patterned decoration on their forehead and cheeks; both wear a beehive shaped headdress that ends in a point; the heads are attached to the body of the stave, which has an ornate design; main body of stave is cylindrical in shape, below it the stave leads into a point; staves are all one brass color, with the bottom section appearing to be a more brownish color