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Powder Box (Tutukipfula)

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Kunyi Kongo
MEDIUM Wood, fiber, copper alloy
DATES late 19th-early 20th centuries
DIMENSIONS height: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); diameter: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 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
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CAPTION Kunyi Kongo. Powder Box (Tutukipfula), late 19th-early 20th centuries. Wood, fiber, copper alloy, height: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); diameter: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.151a-b. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE front, CUR.22.151a-b_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pear-shaped flask with truncated cover on a low, horizontal pedestal base. Knotted cord and pieces of copper ribbed wire drawn through two slightly flaring hollow cylinders following the shape of upper body. Geometric decoration consists of criss-crossed and overlapping lines and cross-hatching. CONDITION: Good.
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Powder Box (Tutukipfula)