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Basket

Accession Number
1985/1.159

Title
Basket

Artist(s)
Kuba

Artist Nationality
Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1950

Medium & Support
natural fiber

Dimensions
3 5/8 in x 6 13/16 in x 6 13/16 in (9.2 cm x 17.3 cm x 17.3 cm)

Credit Line
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art

Subject matter
Baskets were often used to hold objects such as razors for cutting raffia and personal care objects such as hairpins, in addition to various ritual objects and medicinal substances. 

References:
Daniel Biebuyck, The Arts of Zaire, 1985
Georges Meurant, African Textiles from the Kingdom of Kuba, 1986
Roy Sieber, African Textiles and Decorative Arts, 1972
Jan Vansina, The Children of Woot, 1978

Physical Description
Woven basket with a lid that is in the shape of a square box. 

Primary Object Classification
Decorative Arts

Primary Object Type
basket

Collection Area
African

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