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ID number:  BIRRC-D0159
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Stool
Object type:  Furniture
Place made:  Awka, E. Nigeria
Culture:  Igbo
Materials:  Iroko wood
Measurements:  34 x 35 cm

This stool has been carved in pedestal form dividing to 4 concave legs, chip-carved on legs and under concave seat. A type of stool used by men who have taken the Aghalija title. There are about five types of Awka stools.

Notes:  This item was bequested to the University of Birmingham in 1972 by E.H. Duckworth. Teacher, scientist and photographer Edward Harland Duckworth was recommended to the post of Inspector of Education in Nigeria in 1930 following the commendation of his teaching work in Cheltenham. During his time in Nigeria he taught science, developed teaching methods and was elected as editor of Nigeria Magazine, adding his own photographs to articles.

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