University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:AF489A
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 Number615 - Field No SF

Description

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; directly above know on rim is a hole, a second hole is found below this one on the side of the box; body of box is also decoratively carved; rim is slanted on bottom of box as well; 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.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Wardwell, Allen. 1986. African Sculpture from the University Museum, University of Pennsylvania. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 117-118View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Journal] Torday, Emil. "The New Congo Collection" Vol.: Vol. IV, No. 1. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 19View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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