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Covered Box

Artist/Maker: Kuba people (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Date: not dated
Medium: wood, stain and accumulative materials
Overall: 3 7/8 x 14 x 4 7/8 in. (9.8 x 35.6 x 12.4 cm)
Classification: Containers
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Object number: 2010.10A-B
DescriptionThe Kuba use all kinds of decorated boxes to store personal items. Judging by the residue, this one was probably used to hold tukula, a red powder for cosmetic and ceremonial use. The same braided and geometric patterns are found on prestige fabrics and are hallmarks of Kuba style.
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