University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF517A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bushongo
Pianga
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number576 - Other Number

Description

Crescent shaped, carved wooden box with lid; the exterior of the body of the box is ornamented with carvings of geometric forms such as X's, diamonds and lines; on bottome of box there are two faint lines that run parallel around the bottom, in the center is a faint carving of two rectanglar shapes, one incised horizontally and the second one inset vertically; a hole is found in the center bottom of the the box.


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