Powder Box (Tutukipfula)
Arts of Africa
late 19th-early 20th century
height: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Prior to 1922, provenance not yet documented; by 1922, acquired by François Poncelet of Brussels, Belgium; 1922, purchased in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
Oblong, leaning flask. Dark brown box is held together by a knotted rope drawn through hollow cylinders following shape of upper body. Incised geometric decoration consists of vertical lines and waves of semicircles. CONDITION: Good.
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Kongo. Powder Box (Tutukipfula), late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, cord, height: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm); diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.144. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.144_front_PS5.jpg)
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