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Powder Box (Tutukipfula)

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, fiber
  • Possible Place Made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • DATES late 19th-early 20th centuries
    DIMENSIONS height: 4 in. (10.2 cm); diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.150a-b
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Kamba Kongo. Powder Box (Tutukipfula), late 19th-early 20th centuries. Wood, fiber, height: 4 in. (10.2 cm); diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.150a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.150_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Small pear-shaped flask with truncated cover. Round button on center of top. Knotted cord or rope drawn through two hollow cylinders following shape of body. One, face of cover and full body decorated with geometric designs of overlapping double lines and cross-hatching. CONDITION: Very good.
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    Powder Box (Tutukipfula)