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kujera (carved wooden stool)
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • kujera (carved wooden stool), 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • wood, carving, staining, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 9.7 x 23 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 13/16 x 9 1/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.047

Round, wooden stool carved from wood and covered in a brown stain. The sides are cylindrical and the top is slightly concave. The interior of the bottom is holowed out and undecorated. The exterior sides have a band carved into the side. The top is divided into quadrants by wide groupings of incised, intersecting lines. In each of the quadrants near the edge is a cluster of three half circles.