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Kuba/Nkushu double headrest  (RDC)  dimension: cm. 51,5x13,5.

Kuba/Nkushu double headrest (RDC) dimension: cm. 51,5x13,5.

Headrest Egypt, New Kingdom, 1550-1069 BC 17 × 21.2 × 8.1 cm Musée Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels

Headrest Egypt, New Kingdom, 1550-1069 BC 17 × 21.2 × 8.1 cm Musée Royaux d’Art et d’Histoire, Brussels

Somali headrest, Mogadishu, Somalia, 1960s. Collections Search Center, Smithsonian Institution

Somali headrest, Mogadishu, Somalia, 1960s. Collections Search Center, Smithsonian Institution

Shangaan Head Rest -Mozambique, South Africa  The Shangaan are a large group of people living mainly in southern Mozambique in Maputo and in Gaza Province; there is also a large Shangaan grouping in Limpopo Province in South Africa.   Shangaan headrests are rare. This example has three sturdy supports joining the simple, but well carved, horizontal neck support and scalloped base.  Late 19th/early 20th century.

Shangaan Head Rest -Mozambique, South Africa The Shangaan are a large group of people living mainly in southern Mozambique in Maputo and in Gaza Province; there is also a large Shangaan grouping in Limpopo Province in South Africa. Shangaan headrests are rare. This example has three sturdy supports joining the simple, but well carved, horizontal neck support and scalloped base. Late 19th/early 20th century.

A Twa neckrest  Wood - 25 cm D.R. Congo A rare double figure neckrest, the Twa were nomadic hunters and the only pygmy group known to pro...

A Twa neckrest Wood - 25 cm D.R. Congo A rare double figure neckrest, the Twa were nomadic hunters and the only pygmy group known to pro...

Atuot headrest, South Sudan, Wood, Pitt Rivers Museum, 1909.

Atuot headrest, South Sudan, Wood, Pitt Rivers Museum, 1909.

Double headrest for a loving couple.  Torday collected 1907-10  #Kuba #headrest #africanfurniture

Double headrest for a loving couple. Torday collected 1907-10 #Kuba #headrest #africanfurniture

appuie-tête, Zande (?) Période 18e s. Provenance Congo, la République démocratique du Région Uele Population Zande (?) Fonction 1 mobilier T...

appuie-tête, Zande (?) Période 18e s. Provenance Congo, la République démocratique du Région Uele Population Zande (?) Fonction 1 mobilier T...

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