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)
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 from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin in Brussels for the Brooklyn Museum.
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.
This item is not on view
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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.233_front_PS5.jpg)
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