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unknown Kuba (Congolese)

Nkody Mu-ikup Lakiing (Knotted Belt) From Kuba Judge's Regalia

Late 19th century - Mid 20th century
Woven, embroidered, and beaded raffia (?) with cowrie shells and glass beads

51 15/16 in. x 2 3/16 in. x 1 3/16 in. (132 cm x 5.5 cm x 3 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.125.c
Other Number(s): 106 (238) (Neufeld Collection Number)
238 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Clothing; Accessories
Culture/Nationality: Kuba, Congolese, Central African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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This 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.
  • belts - Flexible straps or bands generally encircling the waist or hips or passing over the shoulder and usually having some type of fastener, such as a buckle; worn for decoration, support, or to carry such items as weapons, tools, or money.
  • 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 Republic of the 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.

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  • Owner Name: Mace Neufeld and Helen Katz Neufeld, Class of 1953
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, US
    Ownership End Date: 12/20/1996

Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 238c

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • Marc Ginzberg, African Forms: The Traditional Design and Function of Objects (London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2000), 242.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): Record No.: 0140374.
  • "Ohio Craft Museum." (Accessed September 1, 2020):

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Marc Ginzberg, African Forms: The Traditional Design and Function of Objects (London, England: Thames & Hudson, 2000), 242.
  • 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), 200. Figure Number: 227

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