Lot: 104

Delicate head- / neckrest "mutsago"

Zimbabwe, Shona

Provenance Size Hammer price
Max Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden (1975)
Peter Willborg, Stockholm, Sweden
H: 5.7 inch;
B: 5.3 inch

wood, collection label "278", handwritten collection number "75641" (M. Willborg) Headrests were very personal objects. They became closely linked with the owner's identity over a lifetime of use. Upon the death of its owner, the headrest is either buried with him or passed on to a male heir.

Nettleton, Anitra, African Dream Machines, Johannesburg 2007, p. 182, ill. 171

ADHRC: 0170800