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Chief’s Stool (no’oanga)

Cook Islands
19th century

Object Place: Cook Islands


Overall: 16.5 x 22.9 x 44.5 cm (6 1/2 x 9 x 17 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Decorative arts


1976, sold by Alain Schoffel (dealer), Paris, to Leo Fortess (b. 1917 – d. 2002) and Lillian Fortess, Honolulu, HI; by descent, through the Fortess Family Limited Partnership, to their son, Eric Fortess, Newton, MA; 2016, gift of Eric and Esther Fortess to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 28, 2016)

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Gift of Eric and Esther Fortess in memory of Leo and Lillian Fortess