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Box

Box Lid

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Object Number:
AF510
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bushongo
Provenience:
Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Technique:
Carved
Description:
Crescent shaped wooden box with lid. Possibly a cosmetic box. Dark brown in color. Center of lid is ornamented with carved-out antelope (Bambi) horns. On either side of horns are two panels, one with a raised zig-zag design and small square shaped boxes on the outer panels. Body of box is decorated with geometric designs as well. On bottom of box there is a distinct carving of an rectangular shape, eith L-shaped formation on either side. Small hole found in back center of lid and on bottom of the body of box.
Similiar to AF508
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff
Other Number:
N589   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Journal] Torday, Emil. "The New Congo Collection" Vol.: Vol. IV, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23
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