Basketry Cap (Mpu)
Arts of Africa
late 19th-early 20th century
Height: 5 1/8 in. (13cm.)
Diameter: 6 11/16 in. (17cm.) (show scale)
Purchased from M. Poncelet Museum Expedition 1922
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Plain weave surface knotting.
Condition: Worn and discolored. Fibers strong and flexible with minimal shedding. Looped structure intact.
This item is not on view
Kongo. Basketry Cap (Mpu), late 19th-early 20th century. Raffia, Height: 5 1/8 in. (13cm.). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1628. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1628_front_PS5.jpg)
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