Each of the 33 full-figure sculptures that makes up this throne chair represents an ancestor. The symbolic and actual meaning of this work is that each ruler, or Oma, is the continuer of the legacy and responsibilities of those who have gone before.
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54 in. H x 26.5 in. W x 28 in. D
137 cm H x 67 cm W x 71 cm D
25.5 in. (65 cm)
Salt Lake City, UT
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