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Vertically positioned cup with four loops at the base. The elongated cup handle has a face included. The cylindrical portion is carved with geometric intersecting lines forming a diamond pattern.
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
2017/1.653
Knife with leaf-shaped blade and wooden handle. Multiple engraved lines run down the length of the blade. The handle has multiple patterns with various intersecting lines.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Knife
20th century
Gift of Susan B. and John F. Ullrich
1998/1.73
Squared panel with hemmed edges. The design consists of multiple interlocking diamond patterns with tan and dark brown checkered diamonds throughout the panel. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Raffia Textile Panel
20th century
Gift of the Honorable Jack Faxon
1998/2.72
Horizontally positioned statue in the shape of an animal. The back of the statue is flattened with a slight concave in the middle. The body is decorated with a carved diamond design consisting of intersecting lines. and the tail has a rectangular shape. There is a metal ring wrapped around the neck in addition to multicolored beads. There is also a piece of fiber attached to the neck of the statue with a small bell-shaped wooden piece attached to the end of the fiber.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Friction Oracle
20th century
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.358

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Staff
Gift of Margaret H. and Albert J. Coudron
2001/2.17
Rectangular panel with tan hemmed edges, consisting of a brown diamond pattern outlined in beige chevrons that are repreated horizontally across the panel. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Raffia Textile Panel
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.95
A cone-shaped headdress with a cylindrical finial rising from its top. Three long flaps hang from three projections located near the top of the finial. The green field of the main body and finial is embroidered with cowrie shells arranged in a four-pointed rosette pattern. Cowries also appear on the round flat top of the finial where they radiate around a circle of alternating red and white beads. Cowries form a fringe around the lower border of the cap and are accompanied by brass bells along the edges of the flaps. The headdress is bordered at its lower edge and at the top and bottom of the finial with a checkerboard pattern in red and white beads between thin rows of alternating green and white beads. Five double rows of white beads form a chevron pattern on the wheat-colored field of the flaps.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Royal Hat
1895 – 1905
Gift of Marc Leo Felix, Brussels
1982/2.76
Hollowed cone-shaped vessel with a thinly tapered, extended tip. Vessel is designed with various geometric shapes including repetitive diamond and square patterns.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Clyster
1895 – 1905
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1984/2.27

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Belt Ornament in the Form of a Ram's Head
1945 – 1955
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
1986/1.212

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Dance costume (thigh cover)
1915 – 1925
Gift of Al and Margaret Coudron
1985/1.185.3
Rectangular panel with hemmed edges. There are two rows of patterns running down the panel consisting of multiple interlocking lines.
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Raffia Textile Panel
1945 – 1955
Museum purchase made possible by the Alfred E. Pernt Memorial Fund in honor of Doctor of Technical Sciences Max H. J. Pernt and his wife Anna Pernt (née Mueller)
1986/2.106

Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Twol
1900 – 1940
Gift of an Anonymous Donor
1986/1.208
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