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this chair is a symbol of political power and social hierarchy. The top of the chair back features the heads of five Chokwe chiefs in royal headdresses. Below the chiefs, on the lower back are carved images of three initiates of the young men’s masking society,vanessajohnsonnew@gmail.com

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This chair is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. No value shown. Circa 1860s, Angola, Chokwe peoples (nomadic tribe).

Chair: Rungs with Figurative Scenes (Ngundja), Wood, brass tacks, leather, Chokwe peoples

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