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Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Mask
TC2006.19
Standing figure with its hands clasped at a u-shaped protrusion on its chest. The facial features include an angular nose, slit mouth, and eyes made of glass beads.
Fipa
Standing Male Figure
1950 – 1999
Gift of Mary Paul and Bruce Stubbs in honor of Evan Maurer
2016/1.206
A dome-shaped cap with alternating patterns of straight and wavy linear designs. Between the wavy linear designs are spaces allowing one to see through the cap. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Titleholder's hat
19th century
Museum purchase
1985/2.72
Standing figure with one hand at its hip and the other at its chest. The facial features include an angular nose, slit mouth, and eyes made of glass beads. 
Fipa
Standing Male Figure
1950 – 1999
Gift of Mary Paul and Bruce Stubbs in honor of Evan Maurer
2016/1.207
Dome-shaped cap with two elongated flaps symmetrically opposed on each side of the cap. There is a circular pattern on the top of the hat and the sides are decorated with geometric patterns resembling chevrons.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Titleholder's hat
1895 – 1905
Gift of Marc Leo Felix, Brussels
1986/2.62
A vertically positioned drum with two handles. The stem between the handles resembles a coil or spiral shape consisting of layered rings. The bottom half of the drum, below the handles, consists of a linear design of concentric lines. The top portion of the drum, above the handles, consists of geometric patterns. Leather skin is stitched to the top of the drum.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Drum
1875 – 1885
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1984/2.35
Barrel formed vessel with horizontal lines at the base and top. In the middle of the vessel are multiple intersecting geometric lines. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Cup
1890 – 1960
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.648
Vertically positioned cup with a slight bulge in the middle. Trapezoid shaped handle with intersecting linear design on it. The top and base of the cup are carved with multiple horizontal lines and in between are interlocking chevrons.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Cup
1890 – 1960
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.654
Barrel form cup with handle. Geometric pattern consisting of multiple intersecting lines. There is a crack from the top running vertically down the cup. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Cup
1890 – 1960
Gift and partial purchase from the estate of Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco
2017/1.647
Sword with a handle composed of a narrow wood rod connected to a flat disc on one end and a conical shape at the other end. The handle and sheath are decorated with brass and iron tacks. The blade is wider near the handle and then narrows to a point. 
Sword and Sheath
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.92A&B
Cone-shaped cap with flattened top. The cap is stitched with black linear uneven chevron patterns. The bottom of the cap contains four symmetrically positioned flaps. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Titleholder's hat
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1985/1.163
Wooden knife with a leaf shaped blade. The center of the blade has a carved line running down the length of the blade. The knife has patination. There is tukula powder rubbed on the knife. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Knife
1895 – 1905
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1984/2.34
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