BAULE STAFF 5, Ivory Coast

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAULE
Staff 5
28.5" high ( figure is 7" high) x 1.75" wide x 2" deep
$300

Despite its apperance this staff was probably made to be sold.

This kind of carved staff would have served as a prestige object, conferring status on its owner. There is unusual wear half-way down.

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