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Coconut-grater stool


Artist Unknown


mid-20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G254
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Tools, Equipment and Utilitarian Objects | Wood, metal
Size: 7 1/16 x 22 x 5 3/4 in. (17.94 x 55.88 x 14.61 cm) (unfolded)
Creation Place: Africa, Tanzania, East Africa region
Culture: Swahili Culture, Africa, Tanzania, East Africa region
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Sticker on back of smaller wood piece, on sticker: [Nyamwezi / Coconut Cutter / Tanzania $450]
Physical Description: folding design with hinge in center--can be unfolded into X shape or folded flat into paddle shape; saddle-like, when unfolded, with handle with ovoid-shaped serrated metal spatula at end; each side of seat carved with star-asterisk designs in regular geo
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of funds from Richard Venegar
Accession Number: 2009.1
Artist: Artist Unknown, French, 1485 - about 1556
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1485 - about 1556
Added to Site: June 11, 2009