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SUPERB SHILLUK HEADREST NORTHERN SUDAN #2130 ~ For African Art Gallery

Headrest from the Shilluk people, northern Sudan

www.africaandbeyond.com.  Headrest from the Dinka people of Sudan, used by men to protect their hairstyles while they slept, and also to provide a convenient place to sit. They believe that this headrest form was invented by Nyakang, their most important ancestor and founder of the Shilluk dynasty. The Anuak held that if the king-elect was able to balance on a three-legged stool, he was acknowledged as the rightful heir.

The Dinka multi-purpose headrests/stools also provide a convenient place to sit…

Animal form headrest from the Dinka people, of the Sudan. Beautifully crafted with worn patina and lovely shape, rare .

Rare Dinka Headrest from the Sudan

Animal form headrest from the Dinka people, of the Sudan. Beautifully crafted with worn patina and lovely shape, rare .

FANTASTIC SUDAN Dinka headrest - Neckrest Appui nuque du Soudan | eBay

FANTASTIC SUDAN Dinka headrest - Neckrest Appui nuque du Soudan

FANTASTIC SUDAN Dinka headrest - Neckrest Appui nuque du Soudan | eBay

Atuot headrest, South Sudan, Wood, Pitt Rivers Museum, 1909.

Atuot headrest from the Southern Sudan Project

Shilluk headrest, South Sudan, Wood, Pitt Rivers Museum, 1961.

Shilluk headrest from the Southern Sudan Project

Ancient Egypt: Headrest. Medium: Wood Place Found: Saqqara, Egypt Dates: ca. 1539-1190 B.C.E. Dynasty: XVIII Dynasty or early XIX Dynasty Period: New Kingdom

Medium: Wood Place Found: Saqqara, Egypt Dates: ca…

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