Wooden headrest: East Central Africa, Tanzania, Mambwe, late 19th century Production information Tanzania, East Africa, Africa Date Late 19t...
Bedawi headrest 1900-1930 materials wood, hide dimensions 7 1/2 in. x 7 in. x 4 1/2 in.
A Tsonga neckrest
Appui-tête/scpetre, Tsonga, Afrique du Sud | lot | Sotheby's - la double fonction (rare) de sceptre et d'appui-tête s'ajoute ici la représentation stylisée d'un personnage féminin. Elle accentue la dimension métaphysique associant l'appui-tête, aux ancêtres.
African Art - Tribal Art - African Tribal Art – Zulu Art
Yaka Headrest, Democratic Republic of the Congo Wood height 5 3/4in (14.6cm); width 6in (15.2cm)
Africa | Chair, with seated figure back, sheet brass and studs to the seat, with four standing female supports | Chokwe artist | Wood, brass
Siglo XIX artesania de Zimbawe
Appuie-nuque Dinka, Sudan H: 16 cm (6,3″), W: 19 cm (7,5″) Headrests are used as pillows to help someone to have good sleep. They also used as a comfort to help protect ceremonial coiffure. In some occasions headrests are used as stool. As a personal object, the headrest has become part of the individual. Usually, when the person died, he is buried with his headrest. Sometimes the headrest is passed on to his heir, who would treat it with respect because this wooden piece embodies the ...