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Caryatid Stool

late 19th century

Wood, glass beads, and string

17 3/8 × 12 × 11 5/16 in. (44.2 × 30.5 × 28.7 cm)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2008.14.1
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Luba
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

E. Gustave De Hondt (sometimes listed as Guillaume Dehondt), Brussels, Belgium – unknown dates.
the adopted Congolese son of E. Gustave De Hondt, Paris, France– unknown dates;

Bibliography: 

Dr. Frans M. Olbrechts, Les Arts Plastiques Du Congo Belge (Brusells: Editiona Erasme, 1959), 178, fig. 167.

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 184, 382, pl. 166.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.