Carved wooden, square shaped box with lid; geometric pattern is ornamentally carve on lid of crosshatch containing triangles, parallel zigzag lines and interlacing diamonds;knob protrudes from center of lid; hole directly above this on slanted rim, a second hole is found directly below this on the bottom of the box; two strands of twisted plant fiber are tied through these two holes, ends tied and knotted to form a loop; patterns on sides of box have worn down; bottom of box is plain except for a square carve on the bottom; exterior of box is of a dark brown and interior has a red hue from pigment it once contained.
Similiar to 506
Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff
[Journal] Torday, Emil. "The New Congo Collection" Vol.: Vol. IV, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 19
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