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Avery Research Center Artifact Collection

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Chief's chair
Chief's chair Wooden chief's chair in two parts; the rectangular end of the seat fits through a slot in the back; back carved with two flowers on top and bottom, an elephant, a giraffe, and diamond motif around the border; teeth-like carving on the bottom helps secure the seat to the ground; possible origin Tanzania.
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Chief's chair
Chief's chair Wooden chief's chair in two parts; the rectangular end of the seat fits through a slot in the back; back has carved flowers on a vine, a giraffe, and diamond motif around the border; teeth-like carving on the bottom helps secure the seat to the ground; possible origin Tanzania.
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Chief's chair
Chief's chair Wooden chief's chair in two parts; the rectangular end of the seat fits through a slot in the back; back has a carved animal, a man smoking a pipe, a symbol with a leaf, and diamond motif around the border; teeth-like carving on the bottom helps secure the seat to the ground; possible origin Tanzania.
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Chief's chair
Chief's chair Wooden chief's chair in two parts; the rectangular end of the seat fits through a slot in the back; back has a carved boar, two men carrying an animal on a pole, a carved knife, and diamond motif around the border; teeth-like carving on the bottom helps secure the seat to the ground; possible origin Tanzania.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Wooden chief's stool decorated with four broad supports, each with two female figures, hands clasped over the stomach. The wood surface is treated with a white coloring agent. Origin Dogon people of Mali.
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Wooden stool
Wooden stool Heavy dark wooden chief's stool supported by a carving of a female figure. Origin Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire).