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Half-moon shaped camwood powder box (ngondo = Moon)
Half-moon shaped camwood powder box (ngondo = Moon)
Half-moon shaped camwood powder box (ngondo = Moon)
Half-moon shaped camwood powder box (ngondo = Moon)
Half-moon shaped camwood powder box (ngondo = Moon)
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Half-moon shaped camwood powder box (ngondo = Moon)
Object
Half-moon shaped camwood powder box (ngondo = Moon)
Ethnic group
Kuba
Origin
DR Congo
Provenance
Boris Kegel-Konietzko - Hamburg
Material
Wood
Size
L: 26 cm H: 5 cm
Description
Half-moon shaped camwood powder box with an "imbol" sign (camwood powder is made of Pterocarpus bark) on the lid.
The powder is mixed with palm oil or water then smeared on the body.
Traces of the original contents, "tukula" powder, are still visible inside.
Holes on the back of the box indicate a now missing hinge

Shiny patina with signs of use.

Lit.: Afrika - Sammlung Doetsch - Kalus Volprecht. Page 89
shikra-tip:
This book is also available in our catalogue (see cat. num.: 60-1040)
Christies - Art Africain et Océanien - Paris - 7 December 2006 - page 76

Price:   330,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  14-126
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