Headrest, probably Tsonga, South Africa/Southern Zimbabwe

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Lot 60
Headrest, probably Tsonga, South Africa/Southern Zimbabwe

Sold for US$ 22,575 inc. premium
Headrest, probably Tsonga, South Africa/Southern Zimbabwe
height 6 1/2in (16.5cm); width 7 1/2in (19cm)

Provenance
Christie's, London, 4 April 1989, lot 109
Jonathan Lowen Collection, London
Graham Beck Collection, South Africa, acquired from the above in November 2005
Thence by descent

Published and Exhibited
Phillips, Tom (ED), Africa - The Art of a Continent, Royal Academy of Arts, London, Prestel, Munich - New York, 4 October 1995 - 21 January 1996, fig. 3.22e

An identical headrest in the Oxford Pitt Rivers collection is attributed to the Kuba in Eastern Congo.
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