A Swazi, South African, Headrest with old dry patina

A Swazi, South African, Headrest with old dry patina

1800 to 1900 Swazi, South Africa

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A Swazi, South African, Headrest with old dry patina
19th Century

Size: 28 cm wide x 14 cm high x 10.5 cm deep
11 ins wide x 5½ ins high x 4¼ ins deep
As a general rule Swazi headrests have vertical ridges whilst Zulu ones have horizontal ridges or square motifs carved onto the legs. However as the Swazi share many cultural patterns with the Zulu it is possible that this fine old headrest could come from either group
Dimensions
Height 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Width 28.00 cm (11.02 inches)
Depth 10.50 cm (4.13 inches)
Medium
wood
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