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Cosmetic Box

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Kuba
MEDIUM Wood, accumulated materials, applied resinous areas
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 8 x 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (20.3 x 11.1 x 7 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.883a-b
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Kuba. Cosmetic Box, early 20th century. Wood, accumulated materials, applied resinous areas, 8 x 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (20.3 x 11.1 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.883a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.883a-b_front_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.883a-b_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Carved wooden rectangular paint box with cover. Ends curve inward. Raised button on lid. Two drilled holes in base and lid for rope attachment Box is covered with interlaced ribbon decoration, incised, deep brown patina. CONDITION: Worn, lid spring. Box split vertically in 2 places.
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    Kuba. <em>Cosmetic Box</em>, early 20th century. Wood, accumulated materials, applied resinous areas, 8 x 4 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (20.3 x 11.1 x 7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.883a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.883a-b_front_PS5.jpg)