University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF400
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Height: 17 cm
Outside Diameter:9.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:732 - Field No SF


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. .

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