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Box

Box Lid

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Object Number:
AF496
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bushongo
Pianga
Provenience:
Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Fiber
Technique:
Carved
Incised
Description:
Square shaped wooden pigment box with lid; both slanted rim and sides of the body of box are ornamentally incised with a series of zigzag lines and small groupings of triangles; protruding, conical shape knob from center of lid; 7 parallel lines encircle knob, forming four rounded corner triangles, centers are incised with cross hatch pattern (Pattern in corners of lid is of Mosala Baba); directly above knob is a hole, there is a second hole below on the base of box; six strands of twisted fiber attach the lid to box; object is dark brown in color.
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff
Other Number:
613   -   Other Number

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