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Stool/Backrest

Accession Number
1987/2.70

Title
Stool/Backrest

Artist(s)
Kuba

Artist Nationality
Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1950

Medium & Support
carved wood

Dimensions
6 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in x 17 1/2 in (16.5 cm x 19 cm x 44.5 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
Used by notables and chiefs, this stool may be balanced upright on a central support or tipped to one end to serve as a diagonal backrest. The decorative backrest denotes a prestigious owner.

Primary Object Classification
Sculpture

Primary Object Type
carving

Collection Area
African

Rights
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Keywords
wood (plant material)

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