box, ornament, carrying device, carving
Yula box in half oval form with carvings on the lid and box. They are geometric designs and the lid contains what appears to be relief carvings in the shape of an eye. There is a hole on each of the lid and base, in alignment and the string is attached to the lid. Inside is coloured red. There is residual red pigment on the outside also. The carvings are largely in triangular shapes, a design repeated throughout much of the object. Carvings cover most of the object. Original classification: "R. Domestic objects (spatulas, tire pistons, drills, farm knives, bowls, vessels, fans, tapa cloth, beaters, looms, bobbins, staff and walking stick"
wood, string, pigment
H=69 mm, W=374 mm
Congo, Democratic Republic of
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