Chair

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Description
Wood chair with leather seat, flared legs, two horizontal back splats, male face with headdress top center, 3D figures carved on chair rails: displayed male figure; displayed female figure; embracing couple; man with blacksmith bellows and forge.
Provenance
Helena Rubinstein, -- to 1966, auction
Paul and Ruth Tishman, New York, 1966 to 1981
Exhibition History
African Emblems of Status, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., October 29, 1982-April 3, 1983
The Stranger Among Us, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., March 24-September 7, 1982
Published References
Parke-Bernet. 1966. African and Oceanic Art: The Collection of Helena Rubinstein. Auction catalogue (April 21, 29). New York, 2469, no. 243.
Topic
male
female
couple
National Museum of African Art
Chokwe artist
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tishman
Medium
Wood, skin, metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 60.1 x 29.9 x 39.7 cm (23 11/16 x 11 3/4 x 15 5/8 in.)
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Geography
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Angola
Late 19th to mid-20th century
Type
Furniture and Furnishing
Object number
81-23-3