The proverb pot lids of Lower Congo

Object type: proverb lid
Materials: wood
Legend: The two goats having mingled halters may refer to the following proverb: "He who ties up goats will have knotted ropes." (1) Think before you act. (2) When two people are too close or married (like attached goats), this may lead to problems (knotted ropes). (3) Malicious rumours and gossip (the knots) can interfere with two people who are close (attached goats).
Place of collecting: Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bas-Congo > Banana
Culture: Woyo
Acquisition related person: Rev. Father Leo Bittremieux (°1880 - †1946) as donor
Date of acquisition: 1932-03-12
Dimensions: 19,4 cm
Inventory number: EO.0.0.33964