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The prestige items of the Kuba peoples of Central Africa are delicately carved and mimic many of the patterns found in Kuba textiles. Textiles are among the most commonly found prestige items and they are particularly important to the Kuba. The criss-crossing geometric pattern on the lid of this...

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Geneviève McMillan (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge, MA; 2008, to the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation, Cambridge; 2009, gift of the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

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Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba peoples, 20th century

Object Place

Democratic Republic of the Congo


Overall: 8 x 33.5 cm (3 1/8 x 13 3/16 in.)

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Africa and Oceania