Kongo (Sundi subgroup). <em>Powder Box (Tutukipfula)</em>, late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, height: 5 in. (12.7 cm); diameter: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.140. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.140_front_PS5.jpg)

Powder Box (Tutukipfula)

Artist:Kongo (Sundi subgroup)

Medium: Wood

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: height: 5 in. (12.7 cm); diameter: 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 5H7, 6C

Accession Number: 22.140

Image: CUR.22.140_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Body of blackened wood flask with rounded middle on low circular pedestal. Two short, flaring hollow cylinders follow shape of upper body. Cylindrical projection with convex top to fit cover (now missing) projects from center of truncated neck. Rib around waist divides circular incised geometric decoration and cross-hatching. Large vertical crack. CONDITION: Good.

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