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Gothamgallery Fine African Art - Ethiopian Tribal Stool For Sale
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Fine Old African Ethiopian Stool
Height: 39.5 Centimeters / Width: 42 Centimeters
Measurements Sculpture Only
Estimated Early 20th Century
Fair - Good
Stylized stool traditional Ethiopian form 3 legs circular top dark patina
US East Coast - Estimated $25.00
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Wood deterioration, worn areas, chips and scrapes, age cracks, overall condition fair to good. Thank you and please view my other items.
Ethiopian headrests are named after the region where they are from, where many groups make carved wooden headrests to enable people to sleep without interfering with their complicated coiffure. Hairstyles frequently declare their owner's age, gender and status, and are often embellished by accoutrements of a magic-religious nature. Hairstyles therefore need protecting.
Painter Fred Uhlman words - Most of the artists I admired, Picasso,
Modigliani, Deraini, to mention only a few, had collected African art and had
been profoundly influenced by it. Shortly afterwards I bought the Baule Fetish
and the Baule bobbin which are still two of the finest pieces in my
collection. It is easy to see why I bought them and why from that moment I
have never stopped collecting. The head of the bobbin or heddle - pulley which
is after all only a functional object for the purpose of weaving seemed to me
then and today as beautiful as a Greek goddess. The fetish moved me as deeply
as the bobbin by its silent tragic dignity and its air of profound meditation.
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Gothamgallery Fine African Art - Ethiopian Tribal Stool : $139