Open daily, 10am–5pm, Free

419 Great King Street Dunedin, New Zealand

Otago Museum is open in Level 1. We are using NZ Covid Tracer or Rippl for contact tracing, please download, or use our Wi-Fi on arrival.

Model, Seat, D2012.53

Physical Description

Wooden carved stool. Fine light, wood, smoothly finished. Thin curved seat, with four triangles incised on top. Two vertical supports, With two zig-zag attachments. Flat two tiered base. General appearance is of a nicely carved model, little handled, and in good condition.

Research Notes

Ghana, West Africa (stated as collected near "Accra").

Model of traditional Ashanti stool. Stools of this general style were (and to some extent still are) symbols of authority, symbol of one's standing within the culture. The specific design of each stool has specific meaning - tells a story, reflects a myth.

Wooden carved stool. Fine light, wood, smoothly finished. Thin curved seat, with four triangles incised on top. Two vertical supports, With two zig-zag attachments. Flat two tiered base. General appearance is of a nicely carved model, little handled, and in good condition.

Height at centre = approx. 36.1mm. Width across seat (side to side) = approx. 74mm. Width of seat (front to back) = approx. 30.9mm.

Provenance

Collected from coastal fringe near Accra

Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 42 x 74 x 35mm

All Rights Reserved