Basketry Cap (Mpu)
Arts of Africa
late 19th-early 20th century
height: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm); diameter: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Kongo (Yombe subgroup). Basketry Cap (Mpu), late 19th-early 20th century. Raffia, height: 3 1/8 in. (8 cm); diameter: 5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1627. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1627_front_PS5.jpg)
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Brown and tan stripes-alternating bands running around cap. Overhand knotting, knotted face with openwork looping at crown. Colors are natural, medium brown and dark brown. Condition: very good.
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