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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
Depicting a Zulu elder wearing a head-ring
Fine silky reddish brown patina
Late 19th Century
Size: 88 cm long – 34¼ ins long
The 'Baboon Master' was most probably a gifted migrant Tsonga wood carver working in the colony of Natal at the end of the 19th century and who developed a workshop carving staffs to meet a growing colonial commercial demand.
|Height||88.00 cm||(34.65 inches)|