Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Shona maker
  • headrest, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood, metal, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 13.5 x 18 x 5.5 cm width at top
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 5/16 x 7 1/16 x 2 1/8 in width at top
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1702

Headrest body formed by a vertical bar in middle with "x" shapes on one side and zig zags on the other, flanked by two sets of concentric circles, each with a triangle above and below. One end of headrest has a zig zag, and the other end has diamond shapes and wire loops.