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Woman's stool

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This woman's chair, with its angular head and neck, delicately engraved, slightly concave seat, and sturdy legs is a fine example attesting to the skills of the male Bwa carvers who created objects for everyday use.

Provenance

By 1965, Galerie Ascher, Paris, France; 1965, sold by Galerie Ascher 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, Bwa peoples, Burkino Faso, 20th century, 1950–2000

Object Place

Burkina Faso

Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 15 x 38 cm (9 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2725

Medium or Technique

Wood

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Decorative arts