ceremonial stool

Chief's stool, typical shape, flat rectangular base, concave seat with a row of semicircular holes on each side. The support is in the form of two squashed rings with a square pillar in the middle , which is hollow; the rings are decorated in zig-zag lines and have frills on wavy lines at each end; the pillar also has zig-zag lines on it. The whole has been carved from a single piece of wood

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