Collected in 1953 in the former Belgium Congo. The original collectors label "117-53" is still attached.
The Kuba produced a vast amount of decorative utilitarian objects that at first glance defy explanation. In this case it is a clyster that was used to administer enemas. Dark brown wood with a shiny patina. The piece is decorated with a typical geometrical pattern around the rim of the clyster. Medical herbs would be mixed with water and be administered for curing stomach problems etc.