African Art

Headrest

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. (13.97 x 13.97 x 6.35 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1964.76.28
Culture: 
Shona
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Furniture
Geography: 
Made in Southern Africa, Zimbabwe
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1964

Bibliography: 

The Linton Collection of African Sculpture, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1954), no. 150.

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.