A Kuba palm wine cup from eastern Congo. This type of anthropomorphic cup adorned with geometric patterns is used by the dignitary to drink palm wine but also KouTouKou or palm alcohol.
A face is carved on the body of the cup. The handle and the top of the cup are adorned with geometric patterns similar to the ones seen in the Shoowa raffia velvet.
Hard wood with a shiny black patina.
- Palm wine cup
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 18×5×8 cm