Kamba Kongo. <em>Powder Box (Tutukipfula)</em>, late 19th–early 20th century. Wood, fiber, height: 4 in. (10.2 cm); diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.150a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.150_front_PS5.jpg)

Powder Box (Tutukipfula)

Artist:Kamba KongoKunyi Kongo

Medium: Wood, fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th–early 20th century

Dimensions: height: 4 in. (10.2 cm); diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)


Accession Number: 22.150a-b

Image: CUR.22.150_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small pear-shaped flask with truncated cover. Round button on center of top. Knotted cord or rope drawn through two hollow cylinders following shape of body. One, face of cover and full body decorated with geometric designs of overlapping double lines and cross-hatching. CONDITION: Very good.

Brooklyn Museum