Photographs © Tim Hamill
10.25" long x 6" high x 4" deep
This headrest has been vetted as authentic with signs of age and use.
In many African cultures, carved wooden "pillows" are used to support the head during sleep and in some instances to preserve a hairstyle. The wonderful angular forms of the Dinka headrests sometimes incorporate a handle into the overall design to facilitate carrying.
There is some damage and repair under the top of one end. Details of both sides are below.
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