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Chair (asipim), 20th century
Ghana; Asante
Wood, hide, brass, H: 30 in, W: 16 1/2 in, D: 15 in
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knopfelmacher, 1995  95.78
On View
Interpretation: This type of chair, based on European examples of the 17th and 18th centuries, is reserved for use by ruling elites. It is referred to as asipim, a name that means "I stand firm."
Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Knopfelmacher, New York, New York, until 1995; Newark Museum, gift, 1995
Exhibition History:
"Arts of Africa," permanent galleries, Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (installed 2008).

Keywords: Chair, Furniture