Lot: 297

87th Tribal Art Auction

Prestige stool

Nigeria, Igbo

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Sam Handbury-Madin, Shrewsbury, Great Britain H: 13 inch;
B: 15 inch
500 EUR
plus 21 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, reddish brown patina, base of pointed oval form, three vertical pillars with cross connections supporting a slightly hollowed seat, incised zigzag and grooved decor, slightly dam. (seat), water spots. Title stools are important visual markers for the social rank and prestige of its owner.