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Object Number:
AF525.2A
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Bushongo
Provenience:
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Date Made:
1800-1899
Early Date:
1800
Late Date:
1899
Section:
African
Materials:
Wood
Technique:
Carved
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. Bozes also held razors. Design consists of bamba (antelope) and phila (sun).
Width:
10.6cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff
Other Number:
591   -   Field No SF

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 64
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