Powder Box (Tutukipfula)
Arts of Africa
Wood, fiber, plastic beads, copper alloy
late 19th-early 20th century
height: 5 in. (12.7 cm); diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm) (show scale)
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 oblong flask. Knotted rope, two blue faceted strung beads, and copper wire drawn through one hollow cylinder following shape of upper body. Empty cylinder on other side. Six bands of vertical lines incised on flask. CONDITION: Good.
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Kamba Kongo. Powder Box (Tutukipfula), late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, fiber, plastic beads, copper alloy, height: 5 in. (12.7 cm); diameter: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.138. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.138_front_PS5.jpg)
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