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#1939 Superb Dinka Headrest W/ Metal Studs South Sudan African 15" W

#1939 Superb Dinka Headrest W/ Metal Studs South Sudan African 15" W

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A  Dinka headrest in a very stylized zoomorphic shape. The base is formed with  hollow  shape Each end is cut in the form of an animal (Rhino ?) the body depicted by a triangle  silver metal studs.  This headrest has a beautiful dark brown warm patina showing some wear.

These stools and headrests are known as thoch (stool), and used as a headrest and seat by both old men and women. They are also used to protect elaborate coiffure. In the Dinka society and neighboring peoples, headrests like this are very personal. 

15" W by 7" h By 4.5"D

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