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In the form of a Zulu man with a head-ring. The stopper now missing
Late 19th Century
Size: 73cm long – 28¾ ins long
Head-rings were first used in the Zulu kingdom and were made from circular tubes of resin sewn into the hair. They were a sign of marriage and over time became an elaborate art form associated with the general idea of wisdom, maturity and therefore status.