- Art Funded
- 16.8 cm
- Mrs W O Oldman
Headrests were, indeed, a cherished possession and sign of social status. The two women depicted here appear identical, and twin births were highly symbolic, known as 'children of the moon' signifying hope, rejuvenation and benevolence. This object was part of a large and varied collection of 30 works of ethnographic art, formed by W. O. Oldman, which the Art Fund presented to the nation on account of its 'exceptional merit'.
Mr W O Oldman.
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