Kuba Tukula Box
Beautiful Kuba tukula box, rectangular with carved geometric decoration and dome handle in the centre of the cover.
Origin: Kuba Kingdom DRC
Approx Age: Mid 20th Century
Dimensions cm: 26.5 (long) x 8 (wide)
Ref. Number: 1399
This Kuba Tukula box is rectangular in shape with a lovely geometric pattern/design which is so typical of the Kuba. The lid also displays a matching design. A dome shape, that is studded, to the centre of the lid adds both charm and character to this box. There are remnants of cam powder together with holes where once a fastening would have held the box shut. Plenty of signs of being a well used and cherished item of Kuba art.
Provenance: Tom Phillips – London
The Kuba Tukula box such as this has a variety of shape either a small pot, a rectangular or crescent moon. The pots or boxes are often highly decorated with geometric patterns/designs indeed surface decoration that covers these vessels and boxes are known as
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