Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
5 1/16 x 14 7/8 in. (12.9 x 37.8 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Prior to 1922, provenance not yet documented; by 1922, acquired by François Poncelet of Brussels, Belgium; 1922, purchased in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
Dark colored wooden stool with glossy patina. Seat is leaf-shaped and slightly scooped. Top is decorated with two incised lines down the center, and three sets of incised bands on each side. Front of seat terminates in a human head, which has a simian quality. Head has two round eyes and ears, a nose, and mouth that is slightly open. The stool has four legs with a centered handle connecting front and back for carrying.
Condition: Very good. Signs of wear on edges of seat. A small area of edge is eroded.
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Bongo. Stool, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 5 1/16 x 14 7/8 in. (12.9 x 37.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.219. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.219_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
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