A fine and early high backed chair typically carved from one piece with three curved supporting legs and a straight upright back support. The backrest with its worn chiselled surface features an attractive curved half moon shape at its crest.
High-backed wooden chairs figure prominently in the installation of chiefs among different groups in southern Ethiopia -serving as symbols of rank and entitlement during meetings by the council of elders.
Ex Private Family Collection, Addis Ababa
Estimated Period: 19th Century
Height: 108 cm
Sear Diameter: 45 cm
Seat Height: 42 cm
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