Series - FHYA selection from Jaques Series

Headrest Headrest (view 2) Headrest (view 3) Headrest object tag  (front view) Headrest object tag  (back view) Catalogue card JL-3-8 (front view) Catalogue card JL-3-8 (back view) Catalogue card JL-3-8 (view 3) Cover of '11/1B Vol 1 Jaques Collection' Cover of 'Jaques Headrest General File' Jaques Acquistion Records Pages from 'JAG Annual Report 1986/1987'

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  • 1 Headrest
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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA using materials provided by Nessa Leibhammer, 2018: Reverend A. A. Jaques of the Swiss Mission in South Africa, was stationed in the Eastern Transvaal from 1921 to 1937, and, thereafter, became the head of the Lemana Training College in the Northern Transvaal. He died in Switzerland in 1949. His headrest collection was made during his stay in the Transvaal. From 1951 a collection of these headrests owned by the Jaques family was placed on loan to Museum Africa, housed within its ethnographic collection. The Jaques Collection is housed within the Traditional Collections in the JAG.]

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[Source - Chloe Rushovich for FHYA using materials provided by Nessa Leibhammer, 2018: In 1987, the Johannesburg Art Gallery purchased a selection of 114 items from Reverend A. A. Jaques’ headrest collection. The FHYA selection of the items within the Jaques Collection was made by Nessa Leibhammer, who curated the Traditional Collections from 1994 to 1996, and then again from 2005 to 2013. This selection comprises 1 item, and associated material, which Leibhammer identified as probably dating to the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and as coming from the FHYA target area of KwaZulu-Natal and immediately adjacent regions. Leibhammer further selected this item because there was an image of the object readily available.]

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[Source - Nessa Leibhammer for FHYA, 2015, using JAG materials: Accession number given by JAG on acquisition: 1987 indicates year of accession; 3 is the number of the specific batch in which this item was part; 8 is the item number of the object in the batch. Museum Africa accession number was 50/900. See page 98 of Wanless A. 1985. ‘Headrests in the Africana Museum.’ Part 2. Africana Notes and News, Vol. 26 No. 7 pp. 293 - 294. Pietermaritzburg, Natal: The Natal Witness.]

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