Lot: 25792nd Tribal Art Auction
Prestige staff, late 19th century
South Africa, Tsonga, "Baboon Master"
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Missionary Collection, Maastricht, The Netherlands
German Private Collection
|L: 36.6 inch||sold|
wood, burnished details, collection number "EE.548", missing part backside Due to stylistic similarities, this staff can be attributed to the "baboon master". From the recognized workshop of this master, four different types of figural staffs are known. In addition to married and unmarried men and women they show mother figures and just that surreal baboon, who gave this master his name.