Box Lid


From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF510
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bushongo
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Wood
Technique Carved

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

Height 6 cm
Length 23 cm
Width 8 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number N589 - Other Number

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