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Creator Name: Kuba
Creator Nationality: African; Central African; Congolese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Kuba
Title: Yet Belt
Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1999
Creation Date: 20th century
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: accessories
Materials and Techniques: leather, shells, beads, twine
Dimensions: L.24 x W.25 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 89.1
Credit Line: Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
The yet belt is part of the elaborate ceremonial costume worn by the king and both male and female members of the Kuba royal family. The number of objects suspended from the belt depends on the rank of the individual. Two types of pendants are used; rare shells traded inland from the Indian and Atlantic coasts, and miniature representations of over twelve types of objects and designs associated with the royal family. This belt has twenty-three objects; five shells, three hats, a ram's head and a double gong, all heavily decorated with glass beads and cowrie shells.
AMICA ID: MIA_.89.1
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights:
?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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