For the elite mounted lancers, the Bagharras, of the Mad Mahdi and believed by the whirling dervishes to possess supernatural powers. From the Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee. Originally mounted with a long cane (bamboo) haft to 9-10 foot length. See our catalog 89 #733-737 for fully mounted examples from the same group which sold for $625-$775. See also the accompanying image of the Palace Hall, Khartoum, for related examples, mostly reduced in length for display. 21 ¼” length, preserved in original varnish as were all in this group.