University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Carved Wooden Cup [Object of the Day #98]


By: Alyssa Kaminski

Cup
Cup

 

This anthropomorphic cup is carved from wood by the culture of Bushongo. It was made in Africa in the Kasai District. The cup is in the shape of a human head with an elongated neck featuring a choker. The face has decorative markings leading down from the eyes. On the back of neck a handle is positioned for holding the cup.

Penn Museum Object #AF5116

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