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Cap, from 3 Piece Royal or Noble Costume

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Cotton, silk
  • Place Made: Abomey, Benin
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS Cap: 3 1/8 x 6 11/16 x 6 11/16 in. (7.9 x 17 x 17 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
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Fon. Cap, from 3 Piece Royal or Noble Costume, late 19th century. Cotton, silk, Cap: 3 1/8 x 6 11/16 x 6 11/16 in. (7.9 x 17 x 17 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1501. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 22.1501_edited_version_SL1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION White cotton cap with two brown (faded purple?) velvet appliqued bull or oxen heads. Condition: Silk very damaged.
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