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Chief's ChairMid 20th century
Wood, tin, nails
26 1/2 x 17 x 14 in. (67.31 x 43.18 x 35.56 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.1
Other Number(s): 2014.17.1 (Incorrect Accession No.)
Geography: Africa, Republic of Guinea
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Furniture; Chair
Culture/Nationality: Mandingo, Guinean, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection
This object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- furniture - Movable or fixed objects or equipment, which may be either functional or ornamental, particularly objects for sitting, reclining, or storage, such as chairs, beds, tables, cabinets, etc., in a dwelling, business, or public space.
- Guinean - Style and culture of people of the modern nation of Guinée (Republic of Guinea) or of the historical people of the broader region of forest and coastal areas of western Africa between the tropic of Cancer and the equator known also as "Guinea."
- West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
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