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Headrest
Headrest
Date:
19th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wood
Dimensions:
6 3/4 x 22 3/4 (17.1 x 57.8 cm)
Object Type:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Kuba
Provenance:

Purchased from Nathan Joseph, San Francisco by M.H. deYoung, unspecified date

California Midwinter, Fine Arts Buidling, Exhibition Catalogue. South Sea Island Collection, pp. 94-101. "3333-Pillow, Zulu, African, carved," p. 96. [original catalogue located at SF History Center, SF Public Library].

Accession Number:
2114
Acquisition Date:
1895-03-23
Credit Line:

California Midwinter International Exposition, through M.H. deYoung

Carved of light wood and stained dark plinth-like base supports 2 (one on each side). Diagonally curving and opposing roughly S shaped elements which in turn support the curved neck rest. S shaped supports are decorated with triangular cut outs, as are cross bars joining 2 head rests.

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