University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF532B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bushongo
Pianga
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Plant Fiber
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912

Description

Semicircular wooden container with lid; carving on lid is of three large interlacing links with crosshatch pattern incised in the background; braided diamond formation carved around the rim, crosshatch within each diamond; protruding knob with a flat top in the center; directly above knob is a large hole; lid has interior rim that fits securely into box.


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