University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF490
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other NumberM-630. 610 - Other Number


Wooden pigment box with lid; square shape; lid is ornmented with geometric carvings; rim on all four sides are slanted; knob protrudes from center of lid, incised with lines; right above knob is a face carved into the wood, on the forhead of face is a hole (hole is stuffed with plant fiber), a second hole is found below this one on the side of the boxl; exterior base of box is plain; exterior of box is dark brown in color; interior of box has a red hue from the pigment it once contained.


[Journal] Torday, Emil. "The New Congo Collection" Vol.: Vol. IV, No. 1. : Page/Fig./Plate: 19View Objects cited in this Publication

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