Carved Wooden Cup [Object of the Day #98]

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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