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Dogon (Dogon (culture or style))
Ritual Staff
20th century
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Irving F. Burton
1975/1.69

Baga
Staff
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.4
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

Tabwa (Tabwa)
Staff
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.26

Staff
1900 – 1950
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.40
Elaborately carved staff with, from the top: a male figure wearing Western-style clothes, with painted eyes, eyebrows, mouth, moustache, hat and clothes, sitting on a simple stool, resting his hands on his knees; a U-shaped snake on one side and a mortar on the other; a pair of a male and a female figure on either side (the male is standing on one leg, bending the other at the knee to make a triangle); a dark black spherical form; a row of three turtles on one side and two salamanders and a frog on the other; and finally three outstretched snakes (painted yellow, brown and red, respectively), one of them eating a small frog.
Kongo (Kongo (culture or style))
Staff
1900 – 1950
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.42
Staff with a short, pointed handle. The top of the handle is surmounted by a rectangle with two inverted triangles. Underneath the triangles is a small face and a neck with four raised grooves.  
Igbo (Igbo (Southern Nigerian style, culture))
Staff
20th century
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.43
Narrow staff topped with anthropomorphic head. The face has an elaborate coiffure and two lines werre incised as decoration at the top of the staff. 
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Staff
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.50

Ovimbundu (Ovimbundu)
Staff
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.61
This wooden Chokwe staff features a smooth, narrow rod and a large carving of a female figure at its finial.  The female bears an elaborate, ridged coiffure, closed, coffee-bean shaped eyes, raised scarifications on her face, torso, and back, rounded shoulders, arms positioned down by her side, and a protruding navel. 
Chokwe (Chokwe (culture or style))
Staff
1900 – 1950
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.69

Hemba (Hemba (culture or style))
Staff
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.70

Mende (Mende)
Staff
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.71
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