Kunyi Kongo. <em>Powder Box (Tutukipfula)</em>, 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)

Powder Box (Tutukipfula)

Artist:Kunyi Kongo

Medium: Wood, fiber, copper alloy

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th-early 20th century

Dimensions: height: 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm); diameter: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)


Accession Number: 22.151a-b

Image: CUR.22.151a-b_front_PS5.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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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