Powder Box (Tutukipfula)
Arts of Africa
Wood, cotton, string
late 19th or early 20th century
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Prior to 1922, provenance not yet documented; by 1922, acquired by François Poncelet of Brussels, Belgium; 1922, purchased in Brussels from François Poncelet by Stewart Culin for the Brooklyn Museum.
Light brown-colored pear-shaped flask with truncated cover. Knotted string drawn through two flaring hollow cylinders following shape of upper body. Round button with groove centered on top. Geometric decoration consists of overlapping double lines and raised cross-hatching. Surface shiny. Small hole on face. CONDITION: Good.
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Kunyi Kongo. Powder Box (Tutukipfula), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, cotton, string, 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (12.1 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.152a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.152a-b_front_PS5.jpg)
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