Kongo headrest from D. R. Congo
  • Kongo headrest from D. R. Congo

Kongo headrest


Here is a very rare object: an African neckrest from the Bakongo, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This authentic traditional object is remarkably carved, composed of a curved seat resting on two figures seated cross-legged: the chief and his wife carrying their child.

Maternity figurines are a favorite theme in the arts of Africa.

Headrests, in addition to being everyday objects, are a way for their owner to show off their wealth. Indeed, the services of talented sculptors could be very expensive.

Kongo headrests are anecdotal in African art, all the more so when they are as finely carved as this one.

By buying this object you can collect up to 39 fidelity points fidelity point.
Your cart will total 39 fidelity point that can be converted into a voucher of €19.50.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
18 cm
Ethnic group
Kongo / Bakongo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Tribal art collection Belgium

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