World chairs Photos

Various world cultures have evolved a variety of seating.

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Pictish cross-slab shows servant sitting behind master's chair at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Basalt relief carving of King Barrakib on throne & his scribe with inscription writing in Aramaic from Sam'al in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian wood & ivory chair at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Cameroon Grassfields ceremonial chair at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Pictish cross-slab (#27) shows servant sitting behind master's chair at Meigle Sculptured Stone Museum. Meigle, Scotland.Basalt relief carving of King Barrakib on throne & his scribe with inscription writing in Aramaic from Sam'al (Zincirli) in Turkey at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Egyptian wood & ivory chair (c1400-1292 BCE / Dynasty 18) at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Cameroon Grassfields ceremonial chair (early 20th C) at Fowler Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Royal stool & royal palace posts from Cameroon at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Wood stool supported by kneeling female figure by Luba culture of Democratic Republic of the Congo at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Chief's chair from Angola at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Colima pottery man & woman on bench at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.
Royal stool (early-mid 19thC) & royal palace posts (late 19th-early 20th C) from Cameroon at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Houston, TX.Wood stool supported by kneeling female figure (19th-20th C) by Luba culture of Democratic Republic of the Congo at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Chief's chair (19th C) from Angola at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Colima pottery man & woman on bench (200 BCE-500 CE) at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.
Cauca culture terra cotta statuette of warrior sitting on chair from Colombia at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.Manta culture stone Shamanic bench from Ecuador at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.Inca culture wooden stool for high official in form of jaguar at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.Angoram magistrate's chair carved with woman giving birth to two snakes represents the scales of justice. Papua New Guinea.
Cauca culture terra cotta statuette of warrior sitting on chair (1000 - 1600) from Colombia at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.Manta culture stone Shamanic bench (500 - 1500 CE) from Ecuador at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.Inca culture wooden stool (1350-1530) for high official in form of jaguar at Musée du quai Branly. Paris, France.Angoram magistrate's chair carved with woman giving birth to two snakes represents the scales of justice. Papua New Guinea.
Gulf region bull-roarer, Sepik River debating stool, & Tami Islands architectural panel from Papua New Guinea at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Latmul-culture wooden orator's stool from Papua New Guinea at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Heiltsuk chief's settee at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Carved Chinese bench in hall at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.
Gulf region bull-roarer, Sepik River debating stool, & Tami Islands architectural panel (late 19th-early 20th C) from Papua New Guinea at Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas, TX.Latmul-culture wooden orator's stool (1900) from Papua New Guinea at Denver Art Museum. Denver, CO.Heiltsuk chief's settee (c1908) at National Museum of American Indian. New York, NY.Carved Chinese bench in hall at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.
300-year old Wishing Chair in Chinese Room of Smith Tower. Seattle, WA.


300-year old Wishing Chair in Chinese Room of Smith Tower. Seattle, WA.



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