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Box Lid

Object Number:AF553B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bushongo
Pianga
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Incised
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:647 - Other Number

Description

Razor box. Rectangular wooden box with lid; dark brown in color with a slight reddish hue on the bottom of the lid; raised knob in the center of the lid, about 1.3cm in heigth; on either side of knob are are carved rectangles each containing a block of carved diamonds and then next to this block is another block of incised X formations; there is a small hole found in the rear center of the lid.

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