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Photo: Elizabeth Mann


20th century

Lobi depictions of the human form are usually elegantly abbreviated. This example of an authority staff has a figure incorporated into the top. Every limb and feature seems to have melted into a fusion that is distinctive of this culture’s style.
19 1/2 x 6 x 1 1/2in. (49.5 x 15.2 x 3.8cm)
Gift of Dr. Oliver E. and Pamela F. Cobb, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view

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