Tellem or Dogon Headrest from Mali

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 16 January 2018
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This headrest was made either by the Tellem culture (named for the Tellem caves in which they are found) that lived in the Bandiagara cliffs of Mali from the 11th-15th century CE, or from the area's current inhabitants, the Dogon peoples. (Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Stanford, California) It is made of wood, comes from Mali, and dates from the 11th-13th century CE. (Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University, Stanford, California)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2018, January 16). Tellem or Dogon Headrest from Mali. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7936/tellem-or-dogon-headrest-from-mali/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Tellem or Dogon Headrest from Mali." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 16, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/7936/tellem-or-dogon-headrest-from-mali/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Tellem or Dogon Headrest from Mali." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 16 Jan 2018. Web. 25 Oct 2021.