Powder Box (Tutukipfula)
Arts of Africa
late 19th or early 20th century
4 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (11.1 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Pear-shaped flask with truncated cover. Knotted cord drawn through two flaring hollow cylinders following shape of upper body. Cord severed at top. Incised geometric decoration consists of thick overlapping lines, cross-hatching , and a pie-cut circular design at the center of each face. Large crack in middle of body. CONDITION: Good.
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Kunyi Kongo. Powder Box (Tutukipfula), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, fiber, 4 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (11.1 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.136a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.136a-b_front_PS5.jpg)
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