University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF510
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other NumberN589 - Other Number

Description

Crescent shaped wooden box with lid. Possibly a cosmetic box. Dark brown in color. Center of lid is ornamented with carved-out antelope (Bambi) horns. On either side of horns are two panels, one with a raised zig-zag design and small square shaped boxes on the outer panels. Body of box is decorated with geometric designs as well. On bottom of box there is a distinct carving of an rectangular shape, eith L-shaped formation on either side. Small hole found in back center of lid and on bottom of the body of box.
Similiar to AF508


Bibliography:

[Journal] Torday, Emil. "The New Congo Collection" Vol.: Vol. IV, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23View Objects cited in this Publication

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