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Stool

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Bongo
MEDIUM Wood
  • Place Made: Sudan
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/16 x 14 7/8 in. (12.9 x 37.8 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.219
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE 3/4, CUR.22.219_threequarter_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (75%)
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