Chair

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Object Name
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Label Text
Small, low chairs similar to this one are used throughout much of Côte d'Ivoire. A chair is typically owned and used by an individual man. It is carried over the shoulder when he leaves his house for a social gathering in the community.
Description
Low, plain wood chair composed of thin, curved semi-circular back rail on two side supports that join into two thick cylindrical side pieces. A thin flat platform rests between the two cylinders and the whole chair is supported by four squat legs.
Provenance
Hermann Warner Williams, -- to 1964
Exhibition History
Art of the Personal Object, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., September 24, 1991-April 9, 2007
Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual, Renwick Gallery, Washington D.C., March 17, 1982-July 10, 1983
Published References
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Folklife Programs and Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art. 1982. Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, p. 119, no. 139.
Topic
Initiation
Status
National Museum of African Art
Kru artist
Dan artist
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hermann Warner Williams
Medium
Wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 33 x 36.8 x 27.9 cm (13 x 14 1/2 x 11 in.)
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Geography
Côte d'Ivoire
Early 20th century
Type
Furniture and Furnishing
Object number
64-9-1