Cap With Topknot and Side Extensions
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
5 15/16 x 8 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (15.1 x 22.5 x 22.5 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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.
This item is not on view
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)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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