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Neck rest

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3957, Neck rest, 19th century

Artist: Photographer: Ardon Bar Hama
Culture: New Guinea
Material: Wood & bamboo
Dimensions: 52.5 x 19 x 11 cm

This wood and bamboo headrest crafted by the Murik people of the Sepik river in North-East New Guinea is a unique example art from New Guinea in Freud's collection.  It is not know how Freud came to acquire this interesting piece, but it stood for many years atop his case of Greek antiquities, first in his study in Vienna and later in his study in London.

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