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Ngundja (Ceremonial Chair)

Late 19th century
Carved wood and metal

24 1/2 in. x 12 3/8 in. x 13 1/4 in. (62.23 cm x 31.43 cm x 33.66 cm)
Gift of Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.135
Other Number(s): 123 (272) (Neufeld Collection Number)
272 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Angola
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Objects
Culture/Nationality: Tshokwe, Angolan, Central African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection
Dating back to the seventeenth century, this style of chair comes out of the carving traditions of the Chokwe of Angola. The head on the back, adorned with a chieftain’s headdress, may indicate that it was once a throne.

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