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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:African; Congolese (Zairian); Kuba people
Title:Lidded Container
Type:Container
Materials:wood
Place Made:Africa; Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)
Accession Number:  AC 2002.23.a,b
Credit Line:Bequest of Herman Copen
2002-23.JPG

Label Text:
Ornately carved wooden containers such as this one were kept by Kuba men in what is today south-central Democratic Republic of Congo to store costume accessories and items used for personal care. These included razors, beads, and camwood powder used to coat and beautify the skin.

Tags:
utensils; patterns; geometry; decoration and ornament; cups; drinking

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