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The Kuba peoples' delight in two-dimensional design ranged from the adornment of the human body in the form of scarification, to elaborately decorated wooden boxes, to geometric patterns in raffia cloth, created jointly by men and women. Scholars have described one of the principles of Kuba...

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Geneviève McMillan (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge; 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, Kuba peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 20th century, 1950–2000

Object Place

Democratic Republic of the Congo (form. Zaire)


Height x width: 23 1/2 x 16 in. (59.7 x 40.6 cm)

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Medium or Technique



Africa and Oceania