Ceremonial Staff, Lake Sentani, New Guinea's north coast.
The Sentani, from the north coast of Papua New Guinea, had dance staffs with finials that were almost always carved as human figures and were carried by men during certain ceremonial dances.
This is a rare Sentani carved round Dance Staff crowned by a female figure standing on an ornamental base with two small figures hanging downwards.
Wood, black pigment, min. dam., traces of wear and use, on metal base.
H: 91 cm / 35.8 inch.
Price: € 1575,- Now: € 950,-