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Figural Powder Box (Ndima)

Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, applied materials
  • Possible Place Made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • DATES late 19th or early 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 2 in. (19.1 x 6 x 5.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1127a-b
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Dondo Kongo. Figural Powder Box (Ndima), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, applied materials, 7 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 2 in. (19.1 x 6 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1127a-b. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 22.1127a-b.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Powder box in form of a standing female figure. Head is detachable. Upper arms are hollow cylinders and follow shape of the body. Lower arms wrap around waist. Prominent breasts and navel, distinct female genitalia. Scarification on abdomen. CONDITION: Feet broken.
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