Staff with Beaded Sheath and Crown (Opa Orisha Oko)

Unidentified Yoruba maker


early-mid-20th century

Iron and wood

Overall: 56 1/2 in. (143.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall



Africa, Western Africa, Nigeria


20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Staff



Not on view

Course History

ARTH 85, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Fall 2014

Exhibition History

The Ritual Context of African Art, Dartmouth College Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 1-September 1,1975; The Center for African Art, New York, New York, September 20, 1989-Janaury 7, 1990; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, February 10-April 1, 1990; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, Spetember 26-December 9, 1990; The New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 11-March 24, 1991; The High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia, April 13-June 16, 1991.

Rotunda, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 16-October 1974.

Recent Acquisitions, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 17-27, 1974.

Publication History

Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1985, p. 70, no. 42.

Drewal, Pemberton and Abiodun; Edited by Allen Wardell. Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought. The Center for African Art in association with Harry N. Abrahms Inc., Publishers, New York, 1989.


Collected in Ikere, Nigeria; Evelyn Annenberg Friede Jaffe Hall (1911-2005); given to present collection, 1973.

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