An Ethiopian Carved Wood Headrest , Probably Kaffa

An Ethiopian Carved Wood Headrest , Probably Kaffa

1800 to 1900 Ethiopian

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An Ethiopian Carved Wood Headrest , Probably Kaffa . Fine old patina
19 th Century

Size : 19 cm high , 20 cm wide – 7½ ins high , 8 ins wide
The conical base and crescent head of this headrest suggest the shape of an ancient Egyptian one . Headrests are often used in southern Ethiopia to enable people to sleep without interfering with their elaborate hairstyles which are powerful personal symbolic accoutrements and therefore must be protected .
Dimensions
Height 19.00 cm (7.48 inches)
Width 20.00 cm (7.87 inches)
Medium
wood
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