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Chair
Date: Late 19th to mid-20th century
Medium: Wood, skin, metal
Dimensions: H x W x D: 60.1 x 29.9 x 39.7 cm (23 11/16 x 11 3/4 x 15 5/8 in.)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tishman
Geography: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Geography: Angola
Object Number: 81-23-3
Search Terms:
couple
male
female
Object is not currently on exhibit

Wood chair with leather seat, flared legs, two horizontal back splats, male face with headdress top center, 3D figures carved on chair rails: displayed male figure; displayed female figure; embracing couple; man with blacksmith bellows and forge.

Helena Rubinstein, -- to 1966, auction


Paul and Ruth Tishman, New York, 1966 to 1981


African Emblems of Status, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., October 29, 1982-April 3, 1983



The Stranger Among Us, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., March 24-September 7, 1982


Parke-Bernet. 1966. African and Oceanic Art: The Collection of Helena Rubinstein. Auction catalogue (April 21, 29). New York, 2469, no. 243.


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