- Museum number
A rectangular woven cushion-cover made of raffia palm fibre, decorated with cut-pile embroidery and with raffia pom-poms at each corner. It has been stuffed with paper at some time in the (relatively) recent past.
- Production date
- 1674 (before)
Length: 53 centimetres
Width: 26 centimetres
Depth: 5 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Register addition "[Bushongo (?Bambala sub-tribe), Belgian Congo; more probably Angola] (W.B.F.,1952)". Also "[From the collection of the Copenhagen National Museum, dating from before 1674. W.B.F.19/2/47.]" (WBF = W.B.Fagg).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2015 16 Sep-2016 31 Jan, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Power and Majesty
- Good - apparently stuffed with tissue paper (relatively) recently.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Af186?C1.2822 (old CDMS no.)