Throne

Wood, glass beads, shells, and fiber | 71 x 26.5 x 26in | 19th century

Bansoa Artist

This throne exhibits mandu-yene, the "richness of beads" emblematic of royal prestige. It is embellished with thousands of European glass beads and cowry shells stitched onto a cloth base. Stools supported by images of leopards, as this example is, s...
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