Figurative Staff

This is a carved wooden ceremonial staff. On the top of the staff is a carved female head with particularly long segmented neck, and a ridged hairstyle. The staff was collected by Alfred C. Williams, a Krio engineer and trader, based in Freetown.

Further Information

  • Type: Regalia, Figures, sculpture
  • Object: Figurative Staff
  • Materials: Wood
  • Culture Group: Mende
  • Dimensions: 70mm x 1060mm
  • Production Date: Pre 1908
  • Associated Places: Sierra Leone: Kenema District: Blama (Created and collected)
  • Associated People: Alfred C. Williams (Collector); A. Ridyard (Donor)
  • Museum: World Museum Liverpool Sierra Leone Collection
  • Accession Number: LIVCM.

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