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Large Chair

Gurage, Ethiopia

Large High-Backed Throne/Chair. Gurage Culture, Ethiopia

 

This high-backed Ethiopian throne exhibits an impressive raw, primal form. The large seat structure is supported by three angular-shaped legs, and a curved encompassing back support adorned with cut-out designs envelopes the sitter. Over time, the chair has developed a wonderful patinated surface.

 Such chairs found in Ethiopia figured prominently in the installation of chiefs amongst various cultures in the central southern and south western regions like the Jimma, Gurage, Oromo and Wollega. New chiefs, who were not allowed to touch the ground, would have sat in these elaborately carved thrones as symbols of rank and prestige. 

 

Ex Tekalegn Besepa Collection, Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

Estimated Period: 19th Century 

Seat Diameter: 64cm

Seat Height: 39cm

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Reference

 T. Phillips, Africa Art of The Continent, p.127 

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