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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:South African; Zulu
Title:Headrest
Date Made:19th or 20th century
Type:Ceremonial
Materials:Wood
Place Made:Africa; South Africa
Measurements:Overall: 4 3/8 in x 14 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in; 11.1 cm x 36.8 cm x 8.6 cm
Accession Number:  MH SK 2006.1381.INV
Credit Line:Joseph Allen Skinner Museum, Mount Holyoke College
Museum Collection:  The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College
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Description:
Wooden board on legs. Carved from a single piece of wood. Long beam is supported by three legs, the sides decorated with carved squares. The ends are decorated with two rows of raised squares, known as amasumpa designs.

Tags:
African

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