Powder Box (Tutukipfula)
Arts of Africa
Wood, fiber, copper alloy
late 19th-early 20th century
height: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); diameter: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 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.
Pear-shaped flask with truncated cover on a low, horizontal pedestal base. Knotted cord and pieces of copper ribbed wire drawn through two slightly flaring hollow cylinders following the shape of upper body. Geometric decoration consists of criss-crossed and overlapping lines and cross-hatching. CONDITION: Good.
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Kunyi Kongo. Powder Box (Tutukipfula), late 19th-early 20th century. Wood, fiber, copper alloy, height: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); diameter: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.151a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.151a-b_front_PS5.jpg)
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