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Diviner's Staff: Birds (Osun babalawo)

Date:
19th–20th century
Geography:
Nigeria
Culture:
Yoruba peoples
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
Height 23-1/4 in.
Classification:
Metal-Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Drs. John and Nicole Dintenfass, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.448
Not on view
Drs. John and Nicole Dintenfass, New York, until 1991

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