Stool Item Number: 1198/4 from the MOA: University of British Columbia

Description

Carved wooden stool with ten cone-shaped feet (each is widest at the top where they meet the seat), and an inverted cone-shaped seat with a carved geometric design on the relatively flat, circular top face of the seat. The rim of the seat is also carved with a zig-zag pattern.

Narrative

The stool was previously owned by the donor's father, Reverand Banfield, who was a missionary, mainly in West Africa, from 1901 to c. 1930. He worked for many years among the Nube people in interior Nigeria.