Box Lid


From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF511
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bushongo | Bangendi
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Wood
Technique Carved

Crescent shaped carved wooden box. Possibly a cosmetic box. Dark brown in color. Bisha Masomobo pattern (wild boar's back) pattern. Lid of box is ornamented with a raised checkered pattern, in center is a raised concentric circle design. Rim is decorated with a series of layered lines. Body of box is decorated with paralled layered lines with small raised checkered triangles in center of line segments. Holes through top rear center on both lid and bottom of body of box. Additional holes found on backside of both lid and box.

Height 7.5 cm
Length 24.5 cm
Width 9.3 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 601 - Other Number

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