About this object

This chair would have been made to serve as the ceremonial seat of a Chokwe chief. Such chairs have a complex history and developed from European chairs with ornamented backrests and leather seats, which Portuguese merchants would have introduced first during the seventeenth century.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Central Africa: Angola
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchase from Gallery Menist, 1966
  • Collector
    Gallery Menist
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    440 mm x 241 mm x 330 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: 4. Bajokwe Chief’s Chair. Gallery Menist, 1 Hartenstraat, Amsterdam C, Netherlands. Purchase.
  • Related people
    Gallery Menist ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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