University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF535B
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bushongo
Pianga
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number586 - Other Number

Description

Semicircular wooden container with lid; carving on lid is made up of four vertical segments (two on both far sides are thin and slightly bent); next to segements are a series of interlacing zigzag lines; set of carved antelopes horns protrude from the center; a hole is carved between the tips of the two horns; lid has an interior rim which fits securley into body of the box. Semi-lunar shape.


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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