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Neckrest, early 20th century

  • Luba-Songe, African


  • Overall: 5 3/8 × 6 1/8 × 3 3/4 inches (13.7 × 15.6 × 9.5 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Henry Ford II Fund



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

1907, collection of an old Colonial Family in (Belgium). (Marc Leo Felix, Brussels, Belgium) 1983-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

African Masterworks In The Detroit Institute of Arts. Washington and London: The Detroit Institute of Arts and Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, cat. no. 76.

Luba-Songe, African, Neckrest, early 20th century, wood. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Henry Ford II Fund, 1983.27.