Staff, hand held idiophone of cast brass/bronze, hollow cylindrical shaft with square openwork capital and base surmounted by an ibis, the bird of prophecy: West Africa, Nigeria, Edo State, Benin, 18th - 19th century
WEST AFRICA. NIGERIA. BENIN. BRONZES. STAFF in bronze, consisting of a hollow cylindrical shaft with square open-work capital and base surmounted by an ibis(?) with wings displayed. S. Nigeria, Bini tribe.