Woman's stool

African, Bwa peoples, Burkino Faso
20th century, 1950–2000
Artist Unidentified


Object Place: Burkina Faso

Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 15 x 38 cm (9 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2725

Medium or Technique

Wood

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Seating and beds

This woman’s chair, with its angular head and neck, delicately engraved, slightly concave seat, and sturdy legs is a fine example attesting to the skills of the male Bwa carvers who created objects for everyday use.

Provenance

1965, sold by Galerie Ernst Ascher, Paris, to Geneviève McMillan (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge, MA; 2008, to the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation, Cambridge; 2009, gift of the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart