Mark Mlodoch World Art
Wooden headrest. Boni or Somali. East Africa

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Wooden headrest.  Boni or Somali. East Africa
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Early to mid 20th century. Called a 'barkin' or 'barshin.' Examples at the Smithsonian, and the Michael C. Rockefeller Collection at the Metropolitan. Skillfully carved, and with a great surface. 7" x 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" 3 oz.

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