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ID: 300264793
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300264793

 

Record Type: concept
staff gods (<sculpture by function>, sculpture (visual works), ... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name))

 

Note: Long pieces of wood carved on the upper end with a human figure with a large phallus and a central section wrapped with bark cloth or containing several carved horizontal figures. They often vary in size, ranging between 0.76 meters and 5.5 meters in length. The images on the staff gods emphasize the notion of male procreation power.
 
Terms:
staff gods (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,U,PN)
staff god (C,U,English,UF,U,N)
stafgoden (C,U,Dutch-P,D,U,U)
dios de los báculos (C,U,Spanish-P,D,U,PN)
dioses de los báculos (C,U,Spanish,UF,U,PN)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  V.VC

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Objects Facet
Objects Facet
Hierarchy of Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name)
.... Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of Visual Works (hierarchy name)
........ Visual Works (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of visual works (works)
............ visual works (works) (G)
Hierarchy of <visual works by material or technique>
................ <visual works by material or technique> (G)
Hierarchy of sculpture (visual works)
.................... sculpture (visual works) (G)
Hierarchy of <sculpture by function>
........................ <sculpture by function> (G)
Hierarchy of staff gods
............................ staff gods (G)

Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... Lange stukken hout, aan de bovenzijde gesneden in de vorm van een menselijke figuur met een grote fallus en met een middendeel dat is omwikkeld met bastdoek of dat verschillende uitgesneden horizontale beelden bevat. Ze variëren vaak in grootte, uiteenlopend van 76 centimeter tot 5,5 meter in lengte. De beelden op de stafgoden benadrukken de notie van het mannelijk voortplantingsvermogen. 
Spanish ..... Grandes piezas de madera tallada en la parte superior de una figura humana con un gran falo y una sección central envuelta en tejido de corteza o que contiene muchas figuras horizontales talladas. Frecuentemente varían en tamaño, extendiéndose entre 0,76 y 5,5 metros de largo. Las imágenes de un dios de los bastones enfatiza la noción del poder de procreación masculina.  

Sources and Contributors:
dios de los báculos............  [CDBP-SNPC Preferred]
...................................  Pérez Calvo, Contacto interlingüístico e intercultural en el mundo hispano (2001) 685
dioses de los báculos............  [CDBP-SNPC]
......................................  Comité, Plural del término en singular
staff god............  [VP]
....................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
staff gods............  [VP Preferred]
.......................  Barrow, Art and Life in Polynesia (1973) 124
.......................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 06 August 2003
.......................  Kaeppler, Oceanic Art (1997) 65-66
stafgoden............  [RKD, AAT-Ned Preferred]
....................  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Subject: .....  [CDBP-SNPC, RKD, AAT-Ned, VP]
............  AAT-Ned (1994-)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 06 August 2003
.......... Kaeppler, Oceanic Art (1997) 65-66
Dutch .......... [RKD, AAT-Ned]
.......... AAT-Ned (1994-)
Spanish .......... [CDBP-SNPC]
.......... TAA database (2000-)

 

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