head rest Materials wood Place of collecting Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bandundu > Kwango Culture Yaka Acquisition related person Gaston Armand Ghislain Verschaffel, as donor Date of acquisition Dimensions 16 cm x cm x cm
Wooden Mbala headrest with janiform caryatid figure support, It is thought that among the Mbala the use of headrests with figurative supports was restricted to village chiefs. Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Africa. Mbala. 20th c Kwango / Kasai region.