Arts of Africa
6 x 11 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (15.2 x 29.2 x 9.0 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of William C. Siegmann
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Tellem. Headrest, 11th-13th century. Wood, 6 x 11 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (15.2 x 29.2 x 9.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William C. Siegmann, 1994.186.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.1994.186.1_top_view2.jpg)
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Carved from a single piece of wood. Consists of two pieces (old break); a concave neckrest and a flat rectangular base beneath an upright rectangular support. Neckrest has a hole at center where core wood is missing. Support carved with rectangular patterning on long sides. An undecorated handle in the shape of a horn projects horizontally from one short side of support. CONDITION: Flat semi-circular top element completely broken off. Extensive surface dirt overall. Very worn, cracked, weathered, possible insect damage, chipped, stains, some blackened areas (fire?).
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