Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Shona maker
  • headrest, 1900–1915
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 14 x 16 x 5.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 2 1/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.1696

Horizontal oval across middle of body contains two circles, one with concentric circles, the other with four fields of wavy lines. These circles are separated on one side by a field of diamonds and on the other side a field of zig zags. There are three triangles with parallel lines above and below the oval, making up the rest of the body.