The proverb pot lids of Lower Congo

Object type: proverb lid
Materials: wood
Legend: A box torn to pieces by a dog means that he sensed something. Explanation: Even if a dog is not really responsible for having torn up the unguarded box, a deceived man cannot blame either his wife or her lover because he alone is responsible for the situation.
Place of collecting: Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bas-Congo > Mayombe
Culture: Woyo
Acquisition related person: Rev. Father Leo Bittremieux (°1880 - †1946) as donor
Date of acquisition: 1946-07-23
Dimensions: 18,4 cm x 6,5 cm
Inventory number: EO.0.0.42839