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‘South African Kaffir knobstick made out of one piece of wood this stick fully….. their quarrels when not in use it hangs from the…..’
Late 19th Century
Size: 25.5cm high – 10 ins high
The unusual and inventive carving of the leopard contained within the body of a baboon may have been made to be representative of the powers vested in a chief responsible for the general well being of the community.