University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF507
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 Number614 - Other Number

Description

Carved wooden, square shaped box with lid; geometric pattern is ornamentally carve on lid of crosshatch containing triangles, parallel zigzag lines and interlacing diamonds;knob protrudes from center of lid; hole directly above this on slanted rim, a second hole is found directly below this on the bottom of the box; two strands of twisted plant fiber are tied through these two holes, ends tied and knotted to form a loop; patterns on sides of box have worn down; bottom of box is plain except for a square carve on the bottom; exterior of box is of a dark brown and interior has a red hue from pigment it once contained.
Similiar to 506


Bibliography:

[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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