Wurkun Staff Figure, Benue River Valley, Northeastern Nigeria
height 11in (27.9cm)
Private Collection, New York, NY
Cf. Burns, Marla, et.al, Central Nigeria Unmasked, Arts of the Benue River Valley by Marla C. Berns, Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 2011, fig 13.4
Finely carved as a columnar statue which originally had an iron spike in the base.