Length: 142.3 cm (142.3 x 56 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Long, straight staff made from a red-brown wood. The shaft has been stripped of its bark and smoothed. The top of the staff is shaped into a knob, similar to the tops of “medu” staves. The bottom is flat, smooth, and does not exhibit signs of wear. The staff is nearly broken in two toward the middle of the shaft.
By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.
Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way