Selected Objects

Tsonga Staff Figure, South Africa

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Tsonga Staff Figure, South Africa

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This is a extremely rare type of Tsonga staff finial figure with a Tsonga chief riding a baboon.  More common (but rare) are a type with a baboon standing on the heads of two Tsonga chiefs. This staffs were made during the first two decades of the 20th Century. 34,5 cm, 13,6 in

Provenance: Christie´s Paris, Peter Willborg (J P Willborg), Swedish doctor 1950´s collection, Linköping.

 

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