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Box for Camwood Powder

late 19th century

Wood

base: 3 1/2 × 11 3/8 × 5 3/4 in. (8.89 × 28.89 × 14.61 cm) other (Lid): 2 × 12 × 5 3/4 in. (5.08 × 30.48 × 14.61 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1954.28.39a-b
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Kuba
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Provenance: 

Acquired by Leo Frobenius during his Kongo expedition, 1904-1906.
Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1954

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