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Cup

Object Number:AF400
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
Kasai District
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Height: 17 cm
Outside Diameter:9.5 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:732 - Original Number

Description

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. .

Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Exhibition (1913) View Objects in Exhibition

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