Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
5 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (13 x 17.1 x 8.3 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Headrest with top that is a long four-sided polished piece of wood, slightly concave and curved at the ends. Ends are decorated with rows of chisel marks. The top lies on a central oval-shaped post. On one side of the post there are two large holes, one on the top and one on the bottom. Through the holes, a leather carrying strap is fastened. The post sits on a slightly raised oval base decorated with chiseled geometric motifs. Headrest has a warm patina.
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Turkana. Headrest, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, leather, 5 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (13 x 17.1 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.376. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.376_threequarter_PS5.jpg)
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