University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF534A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Fiber
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number579 - Other Number

Description

Semicircular wooden container with lid; both front side and back side has same carving as lid (see AF534B); interior of box is smooth; carved hole is found in the upper center of the back of the box; a piece of braided plant fiber wrapped tightly around end of flat wooden peg is found inside box; this was possibly once tied throught the two holes,


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