Chair

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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 back rail on two side supports that join into two rectangular side pieces. A flat platform rests between the two rectangles and the whole chair is supported by four tapering legs.
Provenance
African trader, Liberia, -- to 1965-1967
Robert and Nancy Nooter, Washington, D.C., 1965-1967 to 1968
Topic
Status
Male use
National Museum of African Art
Wee artist
Credit Line
Gift of Robert and Nancy Nooter
Medium
Wood
Dimensions
H x W x D: 36.8 x 45.7 x 24.1 cm (14 1/2 x 18 x 9 1/2 in.)
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Geography
Liberia
Mid-20th century
Type
Furniture and Furnishing
Object number
68-19-14