Headrest - Luba - D. R. Congo

€195.00

Traditional neck restraints were owned by Luba rulers and other high-ranking figures, who had sufficient financial resources to purchase them. These African objects, which served as pillows, allowed them to rest their heads during the night. These objects served to protect the hairstyle of its owner during sleep. Classically, a female representation is kneeling and supports the rounded seat with its arms. The headdress is very long.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Mid XXth century
Size
Ethnic group
Luba / Baluba / Louba
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Origin
Tribal art collection France

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