From: Zaire | Belgian Congo | Kasai District

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF400
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bushongo
Provenience Zaire | Belgian Congo | Kasai District
Section African
Materials Wood
Technique Carved

Carved, drinking cup, pattern , Mutu Chembe.

Border design, ikunji, the eye; the rest is mutu chembe, head of god, in pairs. See the tobacco pipe bearing the latter device. This is the high god, Jambi or Chemb, with whom the insect represented is associated, especially with regard to procreation. .

Height 17 cm
Outside Diameter 9.5 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 732 - Original Number

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