Helmet type cap on raffia basketry support. Covered in skin or leather with protrusions created by knots in raffia underneath. Ridge across the top.
April 5, 2006, sold by Douglas Dawson Gallery, Chicago, to a private collector; 2011, consigned by this private collector to Andres Moraga Textile Art, Berkeley, CA; 2011, sold by Andres Moraga to the MFA. (Accession date: September 21, 2011)
Marshall H. Gould Fund
African, Cameroon, Grassfields, late 19th/early 20th century