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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
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1641
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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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
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.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (73%)
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