Original display tag with a good Kuba carved wood cup of characteristic form. 5 height with integral handle (flake inside the lip). Carved overall in deep relief geometric and diced patterns with considerable Reckitt's Blue pigment in protected areas. That pigment is specifically is used to date African art to the 19th century when it was traded. Accompanied by a typed display card poison cup Congo. Many Congolese villagers have died as a result of the witch doctor's poison. Additional tag from the Baptist Missionary Society, the back labeled Drinking Cup. From the Baptist Missionary Society Collection formed in the 1880s, and circulated throughout England to raise funds for the missions. The practice was discontinued in the 1930s and the collection stored until it was sold in 1989.

Stock Number: U68

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