Cap

African, Kuba, Ngongo
late 19th–early 20th century


Dimensions

Overall: 12.7 x 20.3 x 24.1 cm (5 x 8 x 9 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.171

Medium or Technique

Raffia, coiled and looped

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Brown raffia cap with flat crown and two points at forehead, sides covered with raffia loops.

Provenance

About 1980/1982, acquired by Pierre Loos, Galerie Ambre Congo, Brussels; 2011, sold by Pierre Loos to Andres Moraga, Berkeley, CA; 2012, sold by Andres Moraga to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Alan and Suzanne Dworsky