African Art
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Artist: Elisabeth Mthembu

Mat (Isithebe)

20th century

Reeds, raffia fiber, and sisal

20 1/8 x 20 3/8 in. (51.1 x 51.8 cm)
Gift of Laura and James J. Ross, B.A. 1960
2006.238.178
Culture: 
Zulu
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Geography: 
Made in South Africa
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Alain Guisson, Brussels, acquired in August 1994 in Kwamtambakazi (Nongoma area)
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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