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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Stool made of wood.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1186-1273 (Calibrated radiocarbon dates)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 11 centimetres
    • Length: 35.5 centimetres
    • Width: 20 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

        This stool was found in a cave in the Island of Eleuthera Bahamas, about the year 1890 by James Thompson, a slave and purchased of him by Theo[philus]s Pugh Wes. Miss[issippi]y in 1835. It is supposed to be eithers piece of the domestic furniture of the Indians or one of their Gods.

        It is at least 300 years old.

  • Location

    On display: G1/fc21

  • Exhibition history

    1994-2005, Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Transatlantic Slavery Gallery
    2008, Apr-Sept, Barcelona, Museo Barbier-Mueller D'Art Precolombi, 'Caribbean Before Columbus'
    2008 Sept -2009 Jan, Santiago de Compostela, Fundacion Caixa Galiciade, 'Caribbean Before Columbus'
    2009, Jan-Apr, Madrid, Museo de America, 'Caribbean Before Columbus'

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Am1918C3.1 (old CDMS no.)


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