Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, bamboo, plant fiber, pigment
5 1/4 x 21 x 4 3/8 in. (13.3 x 53.3 x 11.1 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
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Headrest, 20th century. Wood, bamboo, plant fiber, pigment, 5 1/4 x 21 x 4 3/8 in. (13.3 x 53.3 x 11.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 87.218.41. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.218.41.jpg)
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Narrow and attenuated lozenge-shaped wood bar held up by 2 sets of U-shaped bamboo leg constructions. Bar is terminated at each end by a mask-like form in high relief and an elaborately formed knob at the tip. Pierced and scalloped spine carved on underside of bar.
Condition: One set of legs loose and unstable. Paint chipped off of both sets of legs. Repaired crack at one terminus, below mask form. Thin fissure in underside of same end.
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