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, iron, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/8 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0282

This hourglass-shaped stool has brass and iron tacks, in concentric circles, on the seat, and two rows of tacks in a center circle to the edge of the seat. One of the rows ends in a cluster of tacks on the edge of the seat. There is a single tack on the base of the stool below this cluster.

A carved band around the narrow portion of the stool has two old staple-like repairs.