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Box

Box Lid

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Object Number:
AF489
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bushongo
Provenience:
Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Fiber
Technique:
Carved
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; directly above know on rim is a hole, a second hole is found below this one on the side of the box; body of box is also decoratively carved; rim is slanted on bottom of box as well; exterior base of box is plain; exterior of box is dark brown in color; interior of box has a red hue from the pigment it once contained.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff
Other Number:
615   -   Field No SF

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Sculpture from the University Museum (22 Nov 1986 - 08 Feb 1987)
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Evocative Images: African Sculpture from the University Museum (Traveling version of "African Sculpture from the University Museum") ( Sep 1988 - Apr 1990)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. : Page/Fig./Plate: 117-118
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[Journal] Torday, Emil. "The New Congo Collection" Vol.: Vol. IV, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 19
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