Speaker Staff with Skull
Speaker Staff: Wood, Cedar; Bark, Cedar; Metal, Copper; Metal, Iron
Skull: Wood, Alder; Bark, Cedar; Metal, Iron
Speaker Staff: 174.0 cm x 12.8 cm
Skull: 16.8 cm x 15.0 cm x 13.0 cm
Speaker Staff: 83.01.041
Speaker Staff: Carved, wooden staff with a single totemic figure on the bottom, five coppers and a carved wooden skull, which sits atop the staff. The bottom figure is a Dzunuk´wa with a wooden copper nailed to its chest and no feet. The bottoms of both legs have two nail holes each and are painted black, as though the feet, which were added to the piece, have now gone missing. The arms appear to be slightly articulated although this could be due to the nails loosening. The Dzunuk´wa is bolted to the staff through the back.
Skull: Carved, wooden skull, which sits atop the staff (83.01.041). The skull is carved from two pieces of wood, joined together in the centre.