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Cap With Topknot and Side Extensions

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Raffia thread
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 5 15/16 x 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (15.1 x 22.5 x 22.5 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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CAPTION Possibly Kuba (Nkutshu subgroup). Cap With Topknot and Side Extensions, late 19th or early 20th century. Raffia thread, 5 15/16 x 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (15.1 x 22.5 x 22.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1641. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1641_front_PS5.jpg)
IMAGE front, CUR.22.1641_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Cylindrical hat with solid cylindrical topknot; flap like appendages, with one on either side, and two cordlike front pieces. Finely executed geometric relief pattern over surface. Condition: Good. Fibers are strong and knotted structure intact. Some wear on the raised surfaces of the knots (abraision?). Palm stem insert in hat is loose.
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