Staffs of office, called kibango, were owned and displayed by Luba kings and other titleholders as documents of their sovereignty over specific territories.
This staff displays 2 janus figures, one male, and the other, female, at its apex.
Facing in opposite directions, they evoke the quality of circumspection and the ability to communicate between earthly and spiritual realms.
This piece has been marked on sale, as it is missing the left arm and breast on top figure.
Iron rod with carved wooden top, mounted on a metal base.
Height: 63 ½" x Width: 4 ¼" x Depth: 3" - The base is 7" squared.