Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
6 7/8 x 9 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (17.5 x 24.8 x 9.8 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Prior to 1922, provenance not yet documented; by 1922, acquired by François Poncelet of Brussels, Belgium; 1922, purchased in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
Dark brown wooden headrest. Top surface decorated with linear and dotted carved designs. Two legs angled inwards and rising out of rectangular base. Carved from one piece of wood.
Condition: Good, but base has sizeable hole through center. Nice patina.
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Kuba. Headrest, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 x 3 7/8 in. (17.5 x 24.8 x 9.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.178. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.178_front_PS5.jpg)
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