FILTER RESULTS × Close
Skip to Content ☰ Open Filter >>

Object Results

Showing 1 of 1


Image of Ekicolon (Headrest/Neckrest)

Bookmark and Share

Bookmark: http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/146084





Ekicolon (Headrest/Neckrest)

1965-1999
Carved wood, Metal

7 in. x 4 1/2 in. x 2 3/4 in. (17.78 cm x 11.43 cm x 6.99 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.16.6
Geography: Africa, Uganda, Southern Part of North East Uganda
Classification: Furnishings and Furniture; Bedding
Culture/Nationality: Karamojong, Ugandan, East African, African
Collection: Kilbride Collection

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:
  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • East African - Styles and cultures of the eastern area of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, that together with the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia) make up Eastern Africa.
  • headrests - Shaped supports for the head either made as separate objects, as used in ancient Egypt and other African cultures, or as attachments to other objects, such as used on the backs of motor vehicle seats or barbers' chairs.
  • Karamojong
  • metal - Any of a large group of substances that typically show a characteristic luster, are good conductors of electricity and heat, are opaque, can be fused, and are usually malleable or ductile.
  • Ugandan - The style and culture of the central African State, Uganda.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

Additional Images Click an image to view a larger version
Additional Image 99.16.6_BMC_f_2.jpg
99.16.6_BMC_f_2.jpg
Additional Image 99.16.6_BMC_f.jpg
99.16.6_BMC_f.jpg
Additional Image 99.16.6_BMC_pl.jpg
99.16.6_BMC_pl.jpg
Additional Image 99.16.6_BMC_pr.jpg
99.16.6_BMC_pr.jpg
Additional Image 99.16.6_BMC_r.jpg
99.16.6_BMC_r.jpg

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:
  • The Philip L. Kilbride Memorial Exhibition Bryn Mawr College , Apr 5, 2013 – Jul 25, 2014
  • African Art in the Greater Philadelphia Area The Community College of Philadelphia with a Grant from the William Penn Foundation , Nov 12, 1999 – Dec 17, 1999

  • Owner Name: Gift of Philip Kilbride, Professor of Anthropology
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Acquisition Method: Purchased/Collected
    Ownership Start Date: Last quarter 20th century
    Ownership End Date: 1999


Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Marc Ginzberg, African Forms: The Traditional Design and Function of Objects (London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2000), 32.
  • Minister of Culture and Community Development, Uganda Crafts: Kampala (Kampala, Uganda: Ministry of Culture and Community Development, 1965), 20,39. Figure Number: A1b
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0120546.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Marc Ginzberg, African Forms: The Traditional Design and Function of Objects (London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2000), 30-32.
  • "Karamojong people and their Culture in Uganda." (Accessed April 12, 2020): https://www.govisitkenya.com/karamajong-people.html.
  • "National Museum of African Art Online Database." (Accessed April 12, 2020): Smithsonian, https://africa.si.edu/collections/collections. Accession No.: 89-14-28.
  • Minister of Culture and Community Development, Uganda Crafts: Kampala (Kampala, Uganda: Ministry of Culture and Community Development, 1965), 20,39. Figure Number: A1b
  • Tom Phillips, ed. Africa: The Art of a Continent (Munich; London; New York: Prestel Verlag and Royal Academy of Arts, 1999), 141. Figure Number: 2.22a, 2.22b

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/146084 |title=Ekicolon (Headrest/Neckrest) |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=8/11/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

Showing 1 of 1


Your current search criteria is: Keyword is "BTXIX" and [Object]Country of Creation is "Uganda".

View current selection of records as: