Benin Wood Carved Obo Staff

5408. Benin Wood Carved Obo Staff

Nigeria Africa, 19th Century or older

Long thick carved hardwood staff with motifs of prestige and position includind beaded and crowned heads. 62 inches L.

Ex Collection of Will Barnet, (b. 1911) an American artist nown for his paintings, watercolors, drawings, and prints depicting casual scenes of daily life and in transcendent dreamlike worlds. A longtime resident of the National Arts Club, Barnet died in New York City on November 13, 2012, at the age of 101.


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