20th century, 1950–2000
Object Place: Burkina Faso
Overall: 24 x 15 x 38 cm (9 7/16 x 5 7/8 x 14 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart