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Powder Box (Tutukipfula)

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Kunyi Kongo
MEDIUM Wood, cotton, string
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (12.1 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.152a-b
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Kunyi Kongo. Powder Box (Tutukipfula), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, cotton, string, 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (12.1 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.152a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.152a-b_front_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.152a-b_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Light brown-colored pear-shaped flask with truncated cover. Knotted string drawn through two flaring hollow cylinders following shape of upper body. Round button with groove centered on top. Geometric decoration consists of overlapping double lines and raised cross-hatching. Surface shiny. Small hole on face. CONDITION: Good.
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