Powder Box (Tutukipfula)
Arts of Africa
late 19th-early 20th century
height: 5 in. (12.7 cm); diameter: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Kongo (Sundi subgroup). Powder Box (Tutukipfula), late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, height: 5 in. (12.7 cm); diameter: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.140. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.140_front_PS5.jpg)
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Body of blackened wood flask with rounded middle on low circular pedestal. Two short, flaring hollow cylinders follow shape of upper body. Cylindrical projection with convex top to fit cover (now missing) projects from center of truncated neck. Rib around waist divides circular incised geometric decoration and cross-hatching. Large vertical crack. CONDITION: Good.
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