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Friday Photos: Mystery Artwork

February 25, 2011
We have come to our second mystery artwork. Drumroll please, the answer is…. 
 

 

Tiered hat with brass discs (botolo)

 Date: 20th century
Dimensions: Overall: 25 x 10 x 9 3/4 in. (63.5 x 25.4 x 24.76 cm)
Medium: Coiled basketry (palm splints and fiber) and brass discs
Geographic location: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: Ekonda peoples
Dallas Museum of Art, gift of the Friends of African and African-American Art

Learn more about the Tiered hat with brass discs (botolo)
 
In celebration of Black History Month, I present you with…

Mystery Artwork #3

 1. We were made from mixed media.
2. We were inspired by childhood memories.
3. Our creator was one of the great collage artists of the 20th century.
4.We are two-dimensional.
5. Our facial features resemble African masks.

What’s our name?

Start in  collections and begin your search.

Best Wishes,
Karen A. Colbert
Teaching Programs Intern

 

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