hats (ceremonial clothing)

Circular hat, with a highly decorated exterior leading to a conical point, covered in gold lacquer on both inside and outside over the wood and with a small section of cotton attached to one of two protusions on the interior.

‘Wellcome’ catalogue card information found in archives of the Department of Africa, Oceania and The Americas at The British Museum on 5 October 2016 by Alison South. Scanned copy of card in ‘Wellcome’ section of the Horniman Historical files Accessions No. 154701 Classification M Group Section COS Initials in top right hand corner W.H.M.M. Description HAT Cane, gilded, conical. 6 ¾� high, 14 ¾� diameter. (Slightly damaged and worm-eaten). Acquisition Glen: 292/28 & 29/1/35 (Mr. Webb) 17/6 Placed To HR9 10.2.38 H Case No. 3914 A

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