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Long Yoruba Beaded Staff Sheath Collected in situ 1965

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A long and very fine double sided beaded sheath for a ritual staff, a long hollow tube like sheath that would hold a long iron staff. This rare and exquisite example features many ancestor style faces and a few reptile motifs. The sheath originates from the Ekiti peoples, among the Yoruba, Nigeria. Provenance: Field collected by Louise Clark, a Peace Corp worker in Nigeria in 1965. The sheath Measures 54.5 inches long x 4.25 inches wide.
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Long Yoruba Beaded Staff Sheath Collected in situ 1965

Estimate $1,000 - $2,000
Mar 20
Starting Price $50
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0052: Long Yoruba Beaded Staff Sheath Collected in situ 1965

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Est. $1,000 - $2,000Starting Price $50
African Art & Ethnographic Curiosities #60
Sat, Mar 20, 2021 12:00 PM EDT
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Lot 0052 Details

Description
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A long and very fine double sided beaded sheath for a ritual staff, a long hollow tube like sheath that would hold a long iron staff. This rare and exquisite example features many ancestor style faces and a few reptile motifs. The sheath originates from the Ekiti peoples, among the Yoruba, Nigeria. Provenance: Field collected by Louise Clark, a Peace Corp worker in Nigeria in 1965. The sheath Measures 54.5 inches long x 4.25 inches wide.
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Good

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