Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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prayer stool
  • Panama
  • prayer stool, early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Sambu River valley, Panama
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 7.5 x 10.5 x 21.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 2 15/16 x 4 1/8 x 8 7/16 in
  • Gift of Bert R. Betz and Theresa Betz Taylor
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7253

The very small, short wooden stool is rectangular. It has a large scalloped notch cut from each long side to make two legs. There is a circular hole on one leg. One rectangular notch is cut from each short side. It is brown.