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Stool

Artist/Maker: Bozo people (Mali)

Date: not dated
Medium: wood, stain and copper alloy
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 5/8 x 20 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. (24.4 x 51.8 x 31.8 cm)
Classification: Furnishings
Credit Line: Gift of Alan Potamkin
Terms
Object number: 2007.48.47
DescriptionThis stool form is typical of Mande and Voltaic peoples of the Western Sudan. The base refers to a house façade with an opening suggesting a typical Islamic horseshoe-shaped arched doorway or window. Because it is so ornately carved, this stool may have belonged to a religious or secular political leader.
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