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Mat (Isithebe)

20th century

Reeds and raffia fiber

15 1/16 × 19 3/16 in. (38.3 × 48.8 cm)
Gift of Laura and James J. Ross, B.A. 1960
2006.238.117
Geography: 
South Africa
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Zulu
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Alain Guisson, Brussels, acquired in 1989 at the RSA Art Market
James Ross, New York, unknown date–2006

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 188.

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