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Object Number:
AF400
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bushongo
Provenience:
Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Technique:
Carved
Description:
Carved, drinking cup, pattern , Mutu Chembe.
Border design, ikunji, the eye; the rest is mutu chembe, head of god, in pairs. See the tobacco pipe bearing the latter device. This is the high god, Jambi or Chemb, with whom the insect represented is associated, especially with regard to procreation. .
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff
Other Number:
732   -   Field No SF

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