Box Lid


From: Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF494B
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bushongo
Provenience Zaire | Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Section African
Materials Wood
Technique Carved | Incised

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, this knob is placed in the center of incised large cross; carved on each corner of lid is a box of four trianlges; the rim is decorated with interlacing square loops; sides of body of box is incised with same type of design directly; exterior base of box is plain is ornamentally incised with two large interlocking square, corners of base are incised with cross hatch patter; exterior of box is dark brown in color; interior of box has a red hue from the pigment it once contained.

Molambo pattern (fingers)

Height 9.5 cm
Length 17 cm
Width 18 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 616 - Other Number

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