University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF525.2B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Height: 2.9cm
Length: 26.8cm
Width: 11cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number591 - Field No SF

Description

Semi-lunar in shape. Made to contain tukula, a mixture of palm oil and resin, which was rubbed into the skin as a cosmetic. Boxes also held razors. Design consists of bamba (antelope) and phila (sun).


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