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Head rest
(late 19th century-early 20th century)

6.0 × 33.3 × 7.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Ambunti, May River, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea
Accession Number
Pacific Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Mr B. K. Woodman, 1969
© the artists
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Gallery location
Not on display
This piece is stone carved with finely incised long meanders, concentric circles and chevron patterns on the underside of the headrest divided by a full length ridge. Seven pierced holes, two in pairs and carved zigzag patterns on each side. On opposing ends of the object are carved human heads with one end on a triangular projection.