small carved staff finial representing a figure with round head, large, oval eyes, and heavy eyelids; nose is an elongated triangle, and mouth is small and lips are partly open; on top of head there is a round, flat headdress; figure has one arm around its waist with the other arm bent and the face resting on the hand of bent arm; main body of figure is cylindrical with a carved band below the waist and below that a larger, carved base; the figure is the dark brown hue of the wood from which it is carved

Staff finial, c. 1915

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Gift of Raymond A. and Ruth A. Reisterexpand_more  2015.62.19

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Title
Staff finial
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.62.19
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small carved staff finial representing a figure with round head, large, oval eyes, and heavy eyelids; nose is an elongated triangle, and mouth is small and lips are partly open; on top of head there is a round, flat headdress; figure has one arm around its waist with the other arm bent and the face resting on the hand of bent arm; main body of figure is cylindrical with a carved band below the waist and below that a larger, carved base; the figure is the dark brown hue of the wood from which it is carved