Figural Powder Box (Ndima)
Arts of Africa
Wood, applied materials
late 19th or early 20th century
7 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 2 in. (19.1 x 6 x 5.1 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Powder box in form of a standing female figure. Head is detachable. Upper arms are hollow cylinders and follow shape of the body. Lower arms wrap around waist. Prominent breasts and navel, distinct female genitalia. Scarification on abdomen. CONDITION: Feet broken.
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Dondo Kongo. Figural Powder Box (Ndima), late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, applied materials, 7 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 2 in. (19.1 x 6 x 5.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1127a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 22.1127a-b.jpg)
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