Hat, Lega People, D. R. Congo

Hat
Lega people, D. R. Congo
Fiber, cowrie shells, red trade beads, bronze bells, horse hair
17.5″ (44.5 cm) high
Mid 20th century or earlier

Woven tan fiber conical hat with cowrie shells and red glass beads, side extensions with bronze bells, and horse hair extension projecting from the top. Ex. William W. Brill collection, NYC., by inheritance to family. Acquired from Stolper Galleries, Amsterdam, 1966. The brown collection label on the base reads 160 A-1 sen.

$1200

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