Headrest: Zoomorphic Heads

Date:
16th–19th century
Geography:
Mali
Culture:
Dogon or Tellem peoples (?)
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H. 6 3/8 x W. 13 1/2 x D. 3 3/4 in. (16.2 x 34.3 x 9.5 cm)
Classification:
Wood-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Lester Wunderman, 1977
Accession Number:
1977.394.61
Not on view
Fred and Rita Richman, Kings Point, NY, until 1974; Lester Wunderman, New York, 1974–1977

Damase, Jacques, and Michel Leiris. Sculpture of the Tellem and the Dogon. London: Hanover Gallery, 1959.

Bedaux, Rogier. "Tellem, reconnaissance archeologique d'une culture de l'ouest Africain au moyen age: les appuie-nuque." Journal de la société des Africanistes vol. 44, no. 1 (1974).

Imperato, Pascal James. "The art of Mali's Mountain People." In Dogon Cliff Dwellers. New York: L. Kahan Gallery, New York, 1978.