short stool with curving seat; 4 thick, outward-turned legs with teardrop shaped feet

Chief's Stool (no'oanga), 1800-1825

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The Frances M. Norbeck Fundexpand_more  2001.2.3

The royal or chiefly seat called no'oanga would have been used during ceremonies as a symbol of status. The smooth carving and elegant curves of this stool are typical of work done in the Cook Islands. Carefully carved from a single block of wood by the skilled artists of Aitu Island, this type of stool was made for the market and traded throughout the Cook Islands.

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Title
Chief's Stool (no'oanga)
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2001.2.3
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short stool with curving seat; 4 thick, outward-turned legs with teardrop shaped feet