This fine Tsonga headrest is formed from a prominent X-shaped support, featuring a rectangular-shaped formation at the centre. Decorating this central component of the X-shaped support are a series of triangular-shaped designs, which are echoed on each lug of the headrest. The neck rest exhibits a lovely rich surface patina.
There has been an early restoration to one side of the base as shown in the images.
Ex Private Collection, UK
Estimated Period: First Quarter of 20th Century
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