Displayed is an elegantly carved wooden Kuba cup that was used to drink and serve palm wine during ceremonial gatherings.  The surface has incised diamond shaped geometric designs that resemble the cut pile and weave of a Kuba raffia cloth.  Palm wine cups were owned by titleholders and were symbols of wealth and status.

Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance:  From a Ghent, Belgium collection
Materials: Wood with metal
Dimensions: 4 1/2 in. high x 5 1/2 in. wide
Condition:  Good condition with a rich dark brown patina, handle has native repair
Inventory #A3168
Price: $475

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