Kunyi Kongo. <em>Powder Box (Tutukipfula)</em>, late 19th or early 20th century. Wood, fiber, 4 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (11.1 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.136a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.136a-b_front_PS5.jpg)

Powder Box (Tutukipfula)

Artist:Kunyi Kongo

Medium: Wood, fiber

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 4 3/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (11.1 x 11.4 x 8.9 cm)


Accession Number: 22.136a-b

Image: CUR.22.136a-b_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Pear-shaped flask with truncated cover. Knotted cord drawn through two flaring hollow cylinders following shape of upper body. Cord severed at top. Incised geometric decoration consists of thick overlapping lines, cross-hatching , and a pie-cut circular design at the center of each face. Large crack in middle of body. CONDITION: Good.

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