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Powder box (Tutukipfula)

Arts of Africa

CULTURES Kongo; or Kamba Kongo
MEDIUM Wood, hide
  • Possible Place Made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • DATES late 19th-early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS height: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); diameter: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 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 Kongo. Powder box (Tutukipfula), late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, hide, height: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); diameter: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.146. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.146_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 'Cafe au lait'-colored wooden flask. Pear-shaped box decorated with three incised bands of horizontal ribs, at top, waist, and narrowing foot. Knotted strip of hide drawn through two hollow cylinders following shape of upper body. CONDITION: Fair.
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    Powder box (Tutukipfula)