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unknown Kongo
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Tutukipfula (Container for Gunpowder)

Mid 20th century
Wood, Hemp

12 in. x 8.75 in. x 9.5 in. (30.48 cm x 22.23 cm x 24.13 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 99.3.131.a-b
Other Number(s): 110 (249) (Neufeld Collection Number)
249 (Sotheby's Lot Number)
Geography: Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Congo River Region
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels
Culture/Nationality: Kongo, 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.
  • gunpowder - Intimate mixture of saltpeter, sulfur, and charcoal, used as a blasting, priming, and propellant explosive.
  • Kongo - Style and culture of the group of more or less closely related Bantu-speaking peoples occupying the adjoining areas of Zaïre, Angola (including the enclave of Cabinda) and the Republic of the Congo. The Kongo area stretches from both sides of the mouth of the Zaïre River on the Atlantic coast, north to Pool Malebo (formerly Stanleypool) and south into Angola. The main peoples of the group include the Kakongo, Vili, Yombe, Nkanu, Woyo and Boma. Especially famous for their power figures (often referred to as ‘fetishes’), the Kongo peoples have produced a wide range of arts, including stone and ceramic funerary sculptures, masks, regalia in wood, metal and ivory, and figurative pot-lids. Examples of Kongo art are held by most museums with African collections.
  • 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.
  • 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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Provenance History
  • 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:
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.:0021742.
  • Important Tribal Art Sotheby's . New York, NY, 1989
    Page Number: 249

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), 57.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0175682.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0149244.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0021773.
  • "musée du quai Branly-Jacque Chirac Online Collection." (Accessed July 20, 2020): musée du quai Branly-Jacque Chirac, http://www.quaibranly.fr/en/explore-collections/. Accession No.: 71.1973.0.59.1-2 X.

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), 57.
  • "African Heritage Document and Research Center." (Accessed June 11, 2020): AHDRC.eu. Record No.: 0021773.

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