Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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carved wooden stool
  • Yoruba peoples
  • carved wooden stool, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 27.5 x 20.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 10 13/16 x 8 1/16 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenneth Palmer
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2925

The stool has a round, slightly concave seat that has three ridges on the sides. There is a circular base that holds three parallel figure 8 shapes joined by a bar through the middle of each, with a small knob at either end. The outer figure 8 shapes are decorated with depressed triangles and diamonds near the middle. The inside figure 8 shape is not decorated. The sides of each are decorated with two grooves.