University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF525.2A
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Bushongo
Provenience: Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Date Made: 1800-1899
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1899
Section:African
Materials:Wood
Technique:Carved
Width: 10.6cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number591 - Field No SF

Description

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).


Current & Past Exhibitions:

African Negro Sculpture (1957 - 1957)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Plass, Margaret. 1957. African Negro Sculpture: A Walk Through the Gallery. : Page/Fig./Plate: 64View Objects cited in this Publication

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