Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Headrest
Early 20th century
Boni people, Somalia
Wood, traces of red pigment
H: 17.5; W: 15; D: 7.6 cm
Gift of Denyse and Marc Ginzberg, Rye, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B96.0616
 
 

Publications:
Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2006

Exhibition:
Beyond the Eye of the Beholder: Ideals of Human Beauty in Africa and the Americas, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 01/03/2005 - 17/01/2006, Winter-Fall 2005

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir