African

Cosmetic Box

Artist: Unknown
Culture/People: Kuba
Place: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Media: Wood, camwood pigmen
Dims: 2.5 x 14 x 5.25 in. (6.3 x 13.3 cm).
Date: Early 20th C.
RTC No: AF0043
Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011

Description

Elaborately carved Kuba boxes are used to store and ground red wooden powder as a cosmetic, or to dye cloth.

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