Arts of Africa
Wood, copper alloy
late 19th or early 20th century
12 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (32.4 x 31.1 x 31.1 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Mangbetu. Stool, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, copper alloy, 12 3/4 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. (32.4 x 31.1 x 31.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.233. Creative Commons-BY
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Circular wooden stool and pedestal base. Base has strong bulbous center. Top edge of seat is decorated with two bands of brass studs. A triangular shape cut through the top is used for carrying; triangular grooves cut out from its bottom edge are for decoration. The bulbous center of the pedestal has deep, cutout, elliptical-shaped crevices. The foot flares and has three, carefully cut, linear elements on each side, following the direction of the flare.
Condition: Good, some deep checks on one section of foot. A few brass tacks missing.
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