This seat belonged to the American artist Polly Thayer Starr. It is thought to come from the island of Lamu, a centre for trade where African, Arabian, Persian, European and Indian cultures came together for more than 1000 years. Its general form brings to mind Ethiopian seats, while the polychrome carnation and tulip decorations are reminiscent of the Ottoman style. These motifs were later adopted in Persian works.
Hors tout :
H. 95.5 cm ; l. 51 cm ; P. 75 cm ; Pds 13.372kg
Fermeture exceptionnelle de l'exposition Origines, les récits du monde jusqu'au 14 octobre inclus.