Arts of Africa
late 19th century
height: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); diameter: 6 11/16 in. (17 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Possibly Kongo. Basketry Cap, late 19th century. Fiber, raffia, height: 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); diameter: 6 11/16 in. (17 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1646. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1646_front_PS5.jpg)
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Raffia coiling extends out producing pile; coiling with interlocking stitch.
Condition: good but brittle. Fibers are dry and shedding but overall structure is intact. Pile breaks when touched. Shape has been crushed slightly and the pile is matted.
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