Dondo Kongo. <em>Figural Powder Box (Ndima)</em>, 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)

Figural Powder Box (Ndima)

Artist:Dondo KongoKamba Kongo

Medium: Wood, applied materials

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:late 19th or early 20th century

Dimensions: 7 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 2 in. (19.1 x 6 x 5.1 cm)


Accession Number: 22.1127a-b

Image: 22.1127a-b.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
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.

Brooklyn Museum