Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • stool, late 1800s–1914
  • Where object was made: Angola
  • wood, brass, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 1/4 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0283

The hourglass-shaped stool is covered entirely in brass tacks except for a carved wooden band of four ridges at the narrowest portion. The top and bottom are slightly concave and one has a hole in the center. A reddish substance appears to have been rubbed on the surface, but has worn off the raised surfaces but persists in low points.