About this object

Coil-made cap of vegetal fiber dyed dark brown. Apart from a narrow rim the exterior of the cap is covered all over with dark brown cut-pile raffia fibers.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Central Africa: Gabon
  • Date made
    1879 before
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of J. G. C. Harrison, 1879
  • Collector
    J G C Harrison
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Gabon
  • Date collected
    1879 before
  • Measurements
    67 mm x 160 mm x 200 mm
  • Note
    STOCKBOOK: 1, Cap, from Ashira, Central Africa. Presented by Mr. J.G.C. Harrison. Gatty Cat. 357 "called ashita; worn by the Ashira men.
  • Related people
    J G C Harrison ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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