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Provenance

Between 1990 and 2002, acquired by Alan Helms, Boston [see note]; 2005, year-end gift of Alan Helms to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006) NOTE: Probably purchased from a gallery in Paris or New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Alan Helms

African, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libongo peoples, early to mid-20th century

Object Place

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dimensions

Image: 0.6 x 3.8 x 87 cm (1/4 x 1 1/2 x 34 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1192

Medium or Technique

Raffia and fiber

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Fiber arts