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African, Bamileke peoples, Cameroon
late 19th/early 20th century


Object Place: Grassfields, Cameroon

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.3 cm (8 in.) Wooden stand: 15 x 17 cm (5 7/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2011.480

Medium or Technique

Raffia, crocheted

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Skull cap of crocheted raffia with large, cone-shaped tassel.

Provenance

December 3, 2006, sold by Aethiopia Gallery, Paris, to a private collector; 2011, consigned by this private collector to Andres Moraga Textile Art, Berkeley, CA; 2011, sold by Andres Moraga to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Marshall H. Gould Fund