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Basketry Cap

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Possibly Kongo
MEDIUM Fiber, raffia
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS height: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); diameter: 6 5/16 in. (16 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 Kongo. Basketry Cap, late 19th century. Fiber, raffia, height: 2 3/8 in. (6 cm); diameter: 6 5/16 in. (16 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1645. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE front, CUR.22.1645_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pile produced by ends of coiled fibers extended coiling with interlocking stitch. Condition: Good, some pile worn away in places. Fibers are dry, brittle, and shed when touched. The pile breaks when touched. The shape has been crushed.
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Basketry Cap