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Powder Box (Tutukipfula)

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, cotton string
DATES late 19th or early 20th century
DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (19 x 13 x 13 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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CAPTION Powder Box (Tutukipfula), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, cotton string, 7 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 in. (19 x 13 x 13 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.141. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE front, CUR.22.141_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large brownish-black pear-shaped flask on round pedestal. Knotted string drawn through two flaring hollow cylinders following shape of upper body. Incised geometric decoration consists of horizontal ribs around neck, waist, and foot; vertical ribs and angular carvings down either side; and double-outlined semicircles filled in with cross-hatching. Condition is good.
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Powder Box (Tutukipfula)