box, ornament

Name

box, ornament

Description

Box in boat shape, made of wood with metal studs and nails. There is a plaited, fibre handle or sash. It is unclear whether the box can be opened, it appears to be sealed with the fibre. There are decorations on the lid, linear shapes and pixels. It has possibly been stamped rather than carved. Original classification: "R. Domestic objects (spatulas, tire pistons, drills, farm knives, bowls, vessels, fans, tapa cloth, beaters, looms, bobbins, staff and walking stick"

Accession Number

R.0035

Item Count

2

Materials

wood, metal, fibre plant, varnish

Physical Dimensions

H=114 mm, L=381 mm

Location

Africa
Congo, Democratic Republic of

Media Credits

Copyright 2015 University College London. This work by The UCL Ethnographic Collections is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Additional permissions may be available from http://www.ucl.ac.uk/museums/ethno

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