Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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stool with three figures
  • Cameroon
  • stool with three figures, 1960s
  • Where object was made: Cameroon
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 24 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 7/16 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Denis Budke
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3119

The short stool has a very small seat. The single "leg" is three human figures, squatting with hands on knees, and joined at the hips and backs. They are each wearing a dark underwear-like garment and a dark garment over the shoulders. The faces are carved with painted details. The figures' feet are on a wooden ring. The small round seat sits atop their heads.