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Senufo artist, Ivory Coast
Gift of William Teel, 2009.52
Champion farmer staffs are trophies given to the leaders of agricultural teams that win farming contests. The “champion farmer” title brought a man respect during his lifetime and special tribute at death. The soaring eagle symbolizes the oversight of elders who protect future generations
Note on Provenance: William Teel received this piece in 1991 as a gift from Edward Brown of Atlanta, Georgia, an African-American lawyer involved in Civil Rights Era activities. Brown had lived in Boston and, like Teel, was a collector of African art.
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