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Cup

Object Number:AF428
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Period: Early 20th Century
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:686 - Field No SF

Description

Wooden vessel; flat base; mid section is bulbous; handle on side, carved oval shape with pointed ends protrude from the handle; body of object is ornamenttaly carved with small diamonds; this pattern is called "Mayulu", meaning the tortoise.

Bibliography:

[Journal] Torday, Emil. "The New Congo Collection" Vol.: Vol. IV, No. 1.. The Museum Journal. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 23View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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