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Box

Box Lid

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Object Number:
AF490
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bushongo
Pianga
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, incised with lines; right above knob is a face carved into the wood, on the forhead of face is a hole (hole is stuffed with plant fiber), a second hole is found below this one on the side of the boxl; 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:
M-630. 610   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Journal] Torday, Emil. "The New Congo Collection" Vol.: Vol. IV, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 19
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