This unusual small wooden container would have been once used to store items of personal importance.
It is not sure what culture it comes from in the DRC but probably from the eastern region. The shell of the container has been decorated with a large X design with other panels decorated with cross hatch patterns. The lid slides into place and is held together to the body with string so when it is hung it would be secure.
Estimated Period: 1930’s
Ex Private Collection Allain Guisson, Brussels
(This piece would normally sell for £450 and is offered at a reduced price for young and novice collectors)