Powder box (Tutukipfula)
Arts of Africa
late 19th-early 20th century
height: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); diameter: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 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.
'Cafe au lait'-colored wooden flask. Pear-shaped box decorated with three incised bands of horizontal ribs, at top, waist, and narrowing foot. Knotted strip of hide drawn through two hollow cylinders following shape of upper body. CONDITION: Fair.
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Kongo. Powder box (Tutukipfula), late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, hide, height: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm); diameter: 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.146. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.146_front_PS5.jpg)
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