Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Shona maker
  • headrest, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 15 x 16 x 4.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 7/8 x 6 1/4 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0898

This is a headrest with two "X" shapes forming the body and each have a set of concentric circles at the center.