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Tribal, Jewelry, Art, Coins, and Asian

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 211

African Yoruba Medicine Staff

Estimate: $100 - $300

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
Staff with four clusters of chimes (comprised of four chimes each, except for the second cluster from top which features only three due to damage) running the height of the iron wrought piece. It is crowned with the crude image of a bird, the symbol of Osanyin, spirit of medicine. The staff itself is supported by threading through loops on a rod mounted to a square base. This base measures approximately 6" square. Staff measures approximately 49 1/2" high and in addition to the aforementioned damaged chime, exhibits slight corrosion consistent with its age and manufacture. Large shipping item. Please inquire regarding shipping rates prior to bidding. Keywords: Nigeria, Nigerian, culture, Africa