University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF1287A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Kanioka
Provenience: Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Gourd
Brass
Copper Alloy
Leather
Technique:Incised
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:887 - Other Number

Description

Stem end cut out in shape of 5-pointed star to form lid which is hinged to the box by means of a leather strap attached by brass-headed nails. 4-brass-headed nails on opposite side of top. Geometric incised and blackened decoration.


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