A fine fragment of a Chokwe Chief's Throne, Angola representing a birth scene with two male figures in attendance
Height: 13 cm. 21 cm on the custom made wood base ( included in your package). The wood stand is 34 cm large
Condition: Excellent condition. Wood .
Provenance: Gaethan Schoonbroodt collection, Verviers.
Estimated age: end XXth century.
B/w ill. A complete Chokwe Chief's Chair in the Brooklyn Museum nr 22.187
The Chokwe (DRC and Angola) include a birth scene among subjects carved on the rungs of European-style chairs with backs, which are actually chief’s thrones .
A rung of one chair (that has become separated from it) shows a reclining woman supported by two man ready to receive the child
Birth scenes, while optional on thrones, are among dozens of vignettes of domestic and ceremonial life and other topics presided over by the royal
owner of such a throne.
- Stool Fragment
- Indigenous object name
- child birth
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 2nd half 19th century
- Sold with stand
- 22×14×6 cm