staff scepter; top of the scepter is carved as a male human head; top of the head is wearing a pointed headdress or helmet; figure's hair is carved around the helmet and ends down below the chin; ears are carved at the side of the head; figure has thick eyebrows and wide yellow mirror eyes with black pupils sealed in resin; traces of tukula under the eyes; nose is carved and prominent; lip are small and pursed; chin is covered in a short beard; the rest of the figure is the body of the staff; base of the staff has carved detailing at the bottom and tapers slightly; wood is dark brown except for eyes

Staff, 19th century

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Title
Staff
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2015.62.46
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staff scepter; top of the scepter is carved as a male human head; top of the head is wearing a pointed headdress or helmet; figure's hair is carved around the helmet and ends down below the chin; ears are carved at the side of the head; figure has thick eyebrows and wide yellow mirror eyes with black pupils sealed in resin; traces of tukula under the eyes; nose is carved and prominent; lip are small and pursed; chin is covered in a short beard; the rest of the figure is the body of the staff; base of the staff has carved detailing at the bottom and tapers slightly; wood is dark brown except for eyes