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The Lobi are a largely decentralized group spread throughout Burkina Faso, Ghana, and Côte D'Ivoire. Much like many other groups throughout Africa, the Lobi produced stools for both everyday use and as prestige items. Although this stool may appear to be of simple design, the practice of...

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Provenance

By 1972, Nicaud, Paris France; 1972, sold by Nicaud to Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Burkina Faso, Lobi peoples, 20th century

Object Place

Burkina Faso

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 13.3 x 44 cm (7 11/16 x 5 1/4 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2630

Medium or Technique

wood

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Furniture, Seating and Beds