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Powder Box (Tutukipfula)

Arts of Africa

CULTURES Kamba Kongo; or Kongo
MEDIUM Wood, fiber, plastic beads, copper alloy
  • Possible Place Made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • DATES late 19th-early 20th centuries
    DIMENSIONS height: 5 in. (12.7 cm); diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 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
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Kamba Kongo. Powder Box (Tutukipfula), late 19th-early 20th centuries. Wood, fiber, plastic beads, copper alloy, height: 5 in. (12.7 cm); diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.138. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.138_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Light brown oblong flask. Knotted rope, two blue faceted strung beads, and copper wire drawn through one hollow cylinder following shape of upper body. Empty cylinder on other side. Six bands of vertical lines incised on flask. CONDITION: Good.
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    Powder Box (Tutukipfula)