unknown Kuba (Congolese)
Nkody Mupaap (Belt Pendant or Ornament) from Kuba Judge's Regalia19th century - 20th century
Woven, embroidered, and beaded raffia (?) with cowrie shells and glass beads
13/16 in. x 5 1/2 in. x 20 1/2 in. (2 cm x 14 cm x 52 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.125.b
Other Number(s): 106 (238) (Neufeld Collection Number)
238 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Kuba, Congolese, Central African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
- African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
- Central African - Nationality, styles, and culture of the people of the nation of the République centrafricaine.
- Central African - Styles and cultures from a wide region of Africa that straddles the Equator and is drained largely by the Congo River system.
- Congolese - Nationality, styles, and cultures of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- cowrie shell - Shell of any of numerous marine gastropod mollusks of a family widely distributed in warm seas; beautifully polished, often brightly colored, and much used for ornament or as money.
- Kuba - Describes works created by the African people of the same name living in the central Democratic Republic of Congo.
- pendants - Any fixed hanging architectural ornaments.
- regalia - Emblems, symbols, or paraphernalia indicative of a royal state or of an office or membership in a group.
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Exhibition ListThis object was included in the following exhibitions:
- African Images, Western Imageries: Collecting and Recollecting African Bryn Mawr College , Sep 26, 1999 – Jun 15, 2000
Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
Ownership End Date: 12/20/1996
Bibliography ListThe following Bibliography exist for this object:
Important Tribal Art
New York, NY, 1989
Figure Number: 238
Comparanda ListThe following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "The Met Online Collections Database." The Met Collection. (Accessed April 9, 2020): The Metropolitan Museum of Art, https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/. Accession No:.2003.139.4.
- "Bonhams." (Accessed June 3, 2020): Bonhams.com. https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20065/lot/197/.
Related Bibliography ListThe following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- Joanne Glazer, "The Social and Political Implications of the Kuba Cloths from Zaire." Dissertation (November 1996): University of South Africa, http://uir.unisa.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10500/16851/dissertation_glazer_j.pdf%3Bjsessionid%3DD456E6FFF7A25E03A29644323F59E6E2?sequence%3D1. 142.
- Joseph Cornet, "The Itul Celebration of the Kuba." African Arts 13, no. 3 (May 1980): 28-33, 92.
- Joseph Cornet, Art Royal Kuba (Milano: Edizioni Sipiel, 1982), 199-200. Figure Number: 225
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Ilondo (Sword) from Kuba Judge's Regalia
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