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African Art

Headrest (Mutsago)

19th–20th century

Wood with glass beads and string

5 1/4 × 8 × 2 3/4 in. (13.34 × 20.32 × 6.99 cm)
Bequest of Paul F. Walter
2018.83.3
Geography: 
Zambia
or Zimbabwe
or Malawi
Culture: 
Shona or Lozi
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Provenance: 

Fred and Jens Jahn, Munich, unknown dates; Marc Leo Felix, Brussels, unknown dates; Sotheby's New York, African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art, May 16, 2008, NO8444, lot 186; Paul F. Walter Collection, 2008–2017; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Sotheby’s, New York, African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art, sale cat. (May 16, 2008).

“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.