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Carved wooden staff topped by a piece of metal with two standing human figures along the top third. The figures appear to be a woman and below her, a man. The bottom of the staff ends in a point. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Staff
1901 – 1999
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.41
A wooden staff, covered with beads in solid colors (red, blue, green and orange) outlined in black against a background of white beads, with a sideways M pattern in the middle of the shaft on either side.  A stylized head of open beadwork tops the staff, followed by a tight-fitting necklace-like band with a clasp in orange and green and a white band, above solid red and blue rings.
Ndebele
Staff
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.46
Kneeling brass female figure atop an iron staff. The eyes protrude and the mouth is straight. On the forehead are two crescent shapes and the figure also has a beard. The figure is elaborately decorated, with a necklace, cylindrical headdress, and circular discs hanging from the back of the head. There are two larger spiral motifs on the sides of the body and the hands are held in closed fists in front of the body, the left hand on top of the right.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Ogboni staff
1900 – 1970
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.39
Janus heads with elaborate headgear top a staff with a long, thin shaft and broader hourglass-shaped sections with a stylized human head in the middle of each one. The staff is covered with carved geometrical patterns of triangles, lozenges and lines, and ends in a metal-coiled tip at the bottom; it is heavy and has a shiny black patina.
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
Staff
1900 – 1940
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.75
At the top of the staff, a male figure and female figure peer from a cascade of cowries, brass beads, iron fragments, and seeds. Some cowries are stained with indigo dye. The lower bodies of the figures are concealed by the shell strands above. Their elongated hairstyles extend the overall verticality of the piece. The figures' faces appear to be identical.
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Esu-Elegbara Dance Staff
1900 – 1975
Gift of Dr. Daniel and Sandra Mato
2003/2.26
Two carved female figures, holding one arm over each other's back, an the other resting on the stomach decorated with lozenge motifs and scarification patterns; one figure is wearing a rope around the middle. A curving shaft supports the figures, broadening from the metal tip at the bottom into two bulging forms, divided by a dark black line through the middle, and covered in a carved pattern of triangles and lines on both front and back. The staff is heavy, with a nice shiny patina.
Luba (Luba (culture or style))
Staff
1900 – 1940
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.76

Bamana (Bamana)
Staff
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.7
This white porcelain jar has the design of six Chinese sages and an attendant boy with blue underglaze in delicate brushwork. One sage is reading a book, while another is listening. The attendant boy is standing next to the sage with a book. Other four sages are looking at a long hand scroll. Some sages hold staffs on their hands. One sage has a string instrument. The jar has a broad shoulder and an inverted mouth, where the lid is placed. The knob of the lid is in a shape of a reclining boy (unpainted), surrounded by books, hanging scrolls, a cane, and a fan, which are painted with blue underglaze. It also has a shallow foot.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Hirado ware water jar (mizusashi)
19th century
Gift of Ellen and Richard Laing
2006/2.51A&B
A stylized animal head, with an elongated open mouth and horizontally positioned, flat ears, sits atop a staff with decorative carvings along the shaft.
Senufo (Senufo (culture or style))
Staff
1945 – 1955
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.25
A stylized human head with an elaborate coiffure, sitting atop a larger animal head with scarification marks below the eyes, tops a well-carved staff with angular handle and a zig-zag carved pattern below the handle.  The eyes of both figures are set in shallow cavities and appear squinted or closed.
Yaka (Yaka (Kwango-Kwilu region style))
Staff
1933 – 1966
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.19
Staff with a cylindrical handle and a kneeling female figure on a small, disc-shaped base. The figure is holding her breasts in both hands and her hair is decorated with vertical grooves. The top of the figure's head is surmounted by a double-axe shaped form, decorated with six incised lozenges. At the top of the double-axe form are two rectangular protrusions and at the bottom are two protrusions that may represent lightning bolts. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Dance Staff
1950 – 1999
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.613
Staff with a short cylindrical handle topped by two rectangular forms. The front of the staff contains two faces on the rectangular forms, while the back of the staff contains only one face. The bottom face is rectangular with three vertical marks on each cheek and zig-zag patterns along the forehead, while the upper face is round with three vertical marks on each cheek and five vertical marks on the forehead. Along the handle and rectangular projections there are incised zig-zag decorations. 
Yoruba (Yoruba (culture or style))
Dance Staff
1950 – 1999
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.614
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