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headrest
  • Chokwe peoples
  • headrest, before 1909
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 17 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 6 11/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1701
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Description

Wooden headrest. Support is a four-legged animal with a long tail. Originally on a circular base, but it is now broken. The head is blocky, and the features are not particularly indicative of any animal. Short horns or tall ears. Rectangular headrest. Dark brown.