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Headrest

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Turkana
MEDIUM Wood, leather
  • Place Made: Kenya
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 5 1/8 x 6 3/4 x 3 1/4 in. (13 x 17.1 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.376
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE 3/4, CUR.22.376_threequarter_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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. Condition: Good
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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