Palm wine cup - Wood - Kuba - Congo

Description
Palm wine cup - Wood - Kuba - Congo
2nd half 20th century - Good

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.

Lot details
Object
Palm wine cup
Ethnic group/ culture
Kuba
Region/ country
Congo
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
18×5×8 cm
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