University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 72-31-2
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Djene
Provenience: Mali
Date Made: late 19th century
Early Date: 1875
Late Date: 1900
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Incised
Height: 25cm
Length: 54.5cm
Width: 29cm
Credit Line:Purchased from George D. Rodrigues, 1972

Description

Rickety heavy wooden stool made in 5 pieces and help together with large metal nails. Medium brown in color. Yop is oval with short handle on one end. Polished. Decorated with deep incised concentric triangles. Long sides represent typical Djene architecture with border carving, and alternating mushroom shaped and pointed top ped (smaller) windows in two rows. Sjort sides are low and have facing concentric triangles designs, incised. This type of stool was used by elder in the Mosque.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Gallery (1987 - 1994)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue, Exhibition] Curnow, Kathy. 2014. At Home In Africa: Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings. : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 19/Fig. 1-43View Objects cited in this Publication

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