Lot 209: Two African Neckrests

L: 10 1/4" and 6 5/8"People: Kuba, Tellem
DR Congo and Mali
The first a Kuba example that appears to be half of a very old double neck rest, probably salvaged when it wore or was damaged with classical Kuba design work; the other a Tellem example, probably 16th c.. Each on custom bases.

For the first: Collected in Congo prior to 1970 by Lawson Mooney, former Director of Catholic Aid Agencies; Dr. Kenneth Adelman, former US Deputy Ambassador to the UN, and one time member of USAID, Zaire, c. 1975; A NY Private collection.


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