University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF794A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bavili
Provenience: Zaire
Belgian Congo
French Congo
Section:African
Materials:Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:347 - Other Number

Description

Purse; used to contain cowrie shells. Two piece-cover and base. Both top end and base are square shaped. Of natural color with black circular, horizontal stripes around body of purse. Both have circular rims, cover fits inside rim. Twilled base and top, coiled splint sides. Thin strip of plant fiber, two ends tied in a knot, two ends free. Pursue; used to contain cowrie shells. Square base and top: circular rim; cover fits insides rim. Twilled base and top; coiled split sides.


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