Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Somalia
  • headrest, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Somalia
  • wood, rawhide, aluminum?, wire, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 16.5 x 23 x 9 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/2 x 9 1/16 x 3 1/2 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3264

The "T" shaped headrest has a "crossbar" that is slightly flared at the ends, which are decorated with two rows of silver colored dots. The vertical support flares at the top and slightly at the bottom and it has a conical base. The base is decorated with silver colored dots. There is a rawhide loop handle through the holes in the top and bottom of the support.