University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-94-37
Current Location: Out on loan
Provenience: Zaire
Northern Zaire
Culture Area: Central Africa
Early Date: 1895
Late Date: 1920
Height: 9.5cm
Length: 62cm
Width: 14cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929


Ivory. Cf. AF3583, AF824. The incised decoration on the convex side consists mainly of a longitudinal row of "Saturn" marks, on the concave side of triangles, etc. Near the open end are two transverse bands of (1) semicircles in opposed pairs bordered with short arcs and interspersed with small "Saturn" marks, and (2) rhombs bordered with dots or arcs and having inscribed crosses and small "Saturn" marks alternately.

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