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 semi-circular back rail on two side supports that join into two thick rectangular side pieces. A thin flat platform rests between the two rectangles and the whole chair is supported by four squat legs.
Provenance
William Brill, New York, -- to 1968
Exhibition History
History, Context, Materials: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., November 12, 1985-January 5, 1986
African Emblems of Status, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., October 29, 1982-April 3, 1983
Published References
Park, Edwards. 1983. Treasures of the Smithsonian. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Books, p. 381.
Topic
Status
National Museum of African Art
Dan artist
Credit Line
Gift of William Brill
Medium
Wood, metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 33.1 x 40.3 x 29.1 cm (13 1/16 x 15 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.)
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Geography
Liberia
Côte d'Ivoire
Mid-20th century
Type
Furniture and Furnishing
Object number
68-6-17