Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: The Museum Year 2009

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Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa: July 2008–June 2009


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Basket with lid

mid 20th–20th century
Overall: 22 x 27 cm (8 11/16 x 10 5/8 in.)
Plant fiber

Classification: Basketry

Culture: African, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples

Place of Creation: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Accession number: 2008.1517

Provenance/Ownership History: 2002, sold by Sidiqui Kaba, Providence, RI to Professor Dwight Heath, Providence, RI; 2008, gift of Dwight B. and Anna C. Heath to the MFA. (Accession date: December 17, 2008)

Gift of Dwight B. and Anna Cooper Heath, in memory of their son, David B. Heath