Bongo. <em>Stool</em>, 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)



Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 5 1/16 x 14 7/8 in. (12.9 x 37.8 cm)


Accession Number: 22.219

Image: CUR.22.219_threequarter_PS5.jpg,

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.

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