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African & Oceanic Art / Chief's Staff, Austral Islands

Lot 14
Chief's Staff, Austral Islands
27 April 2022, 10:00 EDT
New York

Sold for US$12,750 inc. premium

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Chief's Staff, Austral Islands

Wood with dark reddish-brown shiny patina, metal
Length 32 1/2in (82.6cm)

Provenance
The Joy Collection
Roberta and Lance Entwistle, London/Paris
Important Private Collection, acquired from the above in 1992

Finely carved in hard wood with exceptionally fine detail around the staff top and a metal cap at the bottom; wear indicative of much use and an old break near the center repaired with a peg.

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