Prestige Staff

Madagascar, Africa
19th Century

This is an very good example of a Madagascar prestige staff. The figure is superbly conceived; with a highly emotive face looking down which makes for a very dramatic image. The body is carved with great realism; every sweep and curve is shown; the spine is given special attention on the back of the figure. Pieces of the original cloth are still attached to the figure. The hair and beard are darkened while the hat is lighter than the rest of the figure; the body of the figure and the staff portion have a beautiful warm patina from long periods of use.

This Staff is 45 inches in height.
The Figure is 12 inches in height.

SOLD / IN 7-11-09