About this object

Plain coloured, coil-made, plaited and knotted vegetal fiber cap, decorated with raised knots in repeated triangle pattern in bands around the cap. White, salt-like deposit on the cap. Plaited rim.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Probably Bakongo; Vili
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Date made
    1883 before
  • Materials
    Vegetal
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of J. G. C. Harrison, 1883
  • Collector
    J G C Harrison
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Date collected
    1883 before
  • Measurements
    71 mm x 123 mm x 207 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: 1, Cap 'mafuka' belonging to a chief; these caps are only worn by chiefs; from Apinge. Presented by J. G. C. Harrison.
  • Related people
    J G C Harrison (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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