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Figurative headrest - Luba - Congo
The neck support in African Baluba art
In African art, neck restraints were the property of Luba rulers and other high-ranking figures, who had sufficient financial resources to purchase them. These objects, which served as pillows, allowed them to rest their heads during the night. Classically, a female representation is kneeling and supports the curved seat with its arms and head.
Origin : private collection V. Briard, FranceDating : 1960'sSize : 21 x 16 cmMaterial : wood
- Presumed dating
- Mid XXth century
- Ethnic group
- Luba / Baluba / Louba
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Tribal art collection France
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