From: Kasai District | Belgian Congo

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number AF525.2A
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Bushongo
Provenience Kasai District | Belgian Congo
Date Made 1800-1899
Section African
Materials Wood
Technique Carved

Semi-lunar in shape. Made to contain tukula, a mixture of palm oil and resin, which was rubbed into the skin as a cosmetic. Boxes also held razors. Design consists of bamba (antelope) and phila (sun).

Height 5.5 cm
Length 26.4 cm
Width 10.6 cm
Credit Line Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number 591 - Field No SF

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