African Art

Headrest (Mutsago)

19th–20th century

Wood with glass beads and string

5 1/4 x 8 x 2 3/4 in. (13.34 x 20.32 x 6.99 cm)
Bequest of Paul F. Walter
2018.83.3
Culture: 
Shona or Lozi
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Country Zambia
Country Zimbabwe
Country Malawi
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Fred and Jens Jahn, Munich, unknown dates
Marc Leo Felix, Brussels, unknown dates
Sotheby's New York, May 16, 2008, NO8444, lot 186
Paul F. Walter Collection, 2008–2017

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.