The Suku created wooden cups distinguished by a double mouth separated by a bridge-like crossing and engraved with geometric designs. Our exquisite Suku cup served as a symbol of leadership particularly for the headman and was used during investiture ceremonies of chiefs and rituals of lineage headman.
Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a New Mexico collection
Materials: Wood with a fine patina
Dimensions: 3 1/4 in. Long x 2 1/8 in. Wide x 3 in. High
Condition: The cup is in fine condition with a small split at the bridge where the cups are joined.
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