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unknown Kuba (Congolese)
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Twool (Tukula Pigment) Box

Mid 20th century
Carved wood with pigment

12 13/16 in. x 5 5/16 in. x 5 1/2 in. (32.5 cm x 13.5 cm x 14 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.130.a-b
Other Number(s): 109 (248) (Neufeld Collection Number)
248 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Eastern Congo
Classification: Ceremonial and Performance Artifacts; Ritual Containers and Vessels
Culture/Nationality: Kuba, Congolese, Central African, African
Collection: Neufeld Collection

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  • 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 - 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.
  • containers - Receptacles or formed or flexible coverings designed to hold, store, or ship objects or substances.
  • Kuba - Describes works created by the African people of the same name living in the central Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • patina - An aged appearance caused by environmental factors, acquired naturally or artificially induced; used especially with regard to a surface layer on metal caused by oxidation or corrosion.
  • pigment - Any relatively insoluble organic, inorganic, natural or artificial substance that imparts a color to another substance or mixture and always appears as the same specific color when viewed in white light. It is the constituent of paint or ink that provides the color. Distinguished from a dye, which is soluble in the vehicle, a pigment is insoluble in the vehicle, but instead is held in a suspension.
  • repairing - Restoring to a whole by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken, or otherwise restoring to sound condition.
  • wood - The principal tissue of trees and other plants that provides both strength and a means of conducting nutrients. Wood is one of the most versatile materials known.

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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: 12/17/1997


Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Figure Number: 248
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0023630.

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), 70.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0023643.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0023621.

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), 70.
  • T. A. Joyce, "Note on the Pigment-Blocks of the Bushongo, Kasai District, Belgian Congo." Man 10 (1910): 81-82.
  • Rosyln Adele Walker, The Arts of Africa at the Dallas Museum of Art (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009), 236-237.

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