Despite their traditional form and appearance, these staffs exhibit little use or age and were probably made to be sold.
The Luba staffs below have been sold and are left here for educational and research purposes.
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LUBA, STAFFS ARCHIVES, DRC
Most Luba art relates to kings and important chiefs, who defined their
power by the display of prestige objects during major ceremonies. Elegant staffs of office were among the most important of these.
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