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Bassikassingo chieftains stool. DRC, Africa

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 Bassikassingo chieftains stool. DRC,  Africa

The Bassikassingo are a Bembe clan of semi nomadic forest dwellers. They are spiritually involved with ancestor worship. This stool whose seat is supported on four risers, two of which depict the classic community view of Misi the male ancestor. These stools may also have been for use by senior members of the Bwami Society. The stools foot and seat are bordered with an "eye" motif and the two alternating riser in a well executed geometric. The stool shows wear from use and has some loss to one riser. The stool is 12: in diameter and 13.5" in height. 2nd half of the 20thC. 1960-65.

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