University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF494
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Incised
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number616 - Other Number

Description

Wooden pigment box with lid; square shape; lid is ornmented with geometric carvings; rim on all four sides are slanted; knob protrudes from center of lid, this knob is placed in the center of incised large cross; carved on each corner of lid is a box of four trianlges; the rim is decorated with interlacing square loops; sides of body of box is incised with same type of design directly; exterior base of box is plain is ornamentally incised with two large interlocking square, corners of base are incised with cross hatch patter; exterior of box is dark brown in color; interior of box has a red hue from the pigment it once contained.
Molambo pattern (fingers)


Bibliography:

[Journal] Torday, Emil. "The New Congo Collection" Vol.: Vol. IV, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 19View Objects cited in this Publication

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