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Box Lid

Object Number:AF490B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Bushongo
Pianga
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Fiber
Technique:Carved
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:M-630. 610 - Other Number

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, 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.

Bibliography:

[Journal] Torday, Emil. "The New Congo Collection" Vol.: Vol. IV, No. 1.. The Museum Journal. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 19View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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