Brown and black abstract hexagon checked pattern with checked rectangles on the sides and surrounded by shells. Tabs at each end of red cotton with shells, gourds, and blue beads.
Before 1993, family of King Bope Mabintshi Maam'Beek; by descent to King Bope's grandson, Mikoom Yemaam; 1993, exported from Bushenge region, Kuba Kingdom, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to Liege, Belgium by Yemaam; 2005, exported from Belgium to Washington DC by Yemaam; purchased from Yemaam by MFA (Accession date: January 25, 2006)
Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham
African (Kuba Kingdom, Bushoong peoples), early 20th century