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Man's stool

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A man's stool carved from one piece of wood, originating from the Nuna peoples in what is now part of Burkina Faso. In this region of West Africa, stools with three legs are reserved for men, while women's chairs have four legs. The anthropomorphic shape of the piece is emphasized by the elegant...

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Inscription

in black marker on underside: "LO0"

Provenance

By 1946, Madeleine Rousseau, Paris France; 1946, sold by Rousseau to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Nuna peoples, Burkina Faso, 20th century

Object Place

Burkina Faso

Dimensions

Overall: 75 x 20 x 97 cm (29 1/2 x 7 7/8 x 38 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2726

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Decorative arts