Palm wine cup - Wood - Shoowa-Kuba - DR Congo

Palm wine cup - Wood - Shoowa-Kuba - DR Congo
Early 20th century - Good

Authentic Kuba Palm Wine Cup Mbwoongntey ), 1920s height 19 cm. And the diameter is 10 cm. Beautiful patina of old age. Actually used tribal cup with some slight traces of use. A small desiccation crack is not unusual with these old pieces. Very nice version with the specific KUBA tribe fine indented geometric patterns. Rare zoomorphic version with the representation of two lizards, the feature of a particular person in this tribe (part of a large Kuba collection, the Kasai collection)
You will receive a CERTIFICATE with a picture, a description and an age attestation delivered by Africanart. It was brought back by an old colonial mining engineer (copper and malachite mines) who worked for the “Union Minière du Haut Katanga” I also have his photo album which has pictures (I can e-mail them) of him and the mine where he worked.
Registered shipment with PostNL.

Lot details
Palm wine cup
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
DR Congo
Early 20th century
Sold with stand
19×10×0 cm
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