University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF400
Current Location: Out on loan
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Height: 17cm
Outside Diameter:9.5cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number732 - Field No SF

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. .


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