Lot 232: A Fine and rare Bakongo staff top

A Fine and rare Bakongo staff top, Kongo people, ; D.R. Congo

A classical Kongo ntafu maluangu scepter top, depicting paired male figures seated back to back and holding a long bar behind their respective necks; the middle section with classical fiber netting, however the rattling seed-pods now removed. Fine signs of age and use, more so than many other examples. A large and powerful example of a rare object and very well carved with fine patina. H. 13"

Property of an East Coast private collection

Ex. Joeseph Gerena, NY

Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000

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