Description:

On offer from our personal collection is this superb stool from the Nupe peoples of Nigeria. Carved from a single piece of heavy, dense wood, this piece features 10 legs, plus multiple geometric patterns carved into the top surface. Masterfully carved, the carver managed to capture a comfortable angle across the sitting surface that harmonizes with & conforms to a person's physiognomy, making it a highly functional piece.

Overall condition:
good. General wear & tear, with scrapes, abrasions, & chips. There is old damage to the bottom of one leg, with an uneven 1/2-inch piece missing. Old patina. This handsome stool shows significant  age- & use-related wear, & would make an excellent addition to any serious ethnographic collection.



Materials:
wood, pigment residue

Approximate dimensions:
9.5" H x 12" W x 12" D

Estimated age:
mid-20th century
(or earlier)

Total shipping weight:
ca. 15-lbs.

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Item offered:

Nupe 10-Legged Stool
w/Carved Geometric Patterns
(Nigeria)


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Materials:
wood, pigment residue
Approximate dimensions:
9½" H x 12" W x 12" D
Estimated age:
mid-20th century
(or earlier)
Total shipping weight:
ca. 15-lbs.
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