The proverb pot lids of Lower Congo

Object type: proverb lid
Materials: wood
Legend: If the key to a box is nearby, that means that it is empty. This proverb means that one should be suspicious of a proposal that seems to be too good to be true. It can also be used to speak about an attractive looking person who has few morals.
Place of collecting: Democratic Republic of the Congo > Bas-Congo
Culture: Solongo
Acquisition related person: Léon M. J. Guebels (°1889 - †1966) as donor
Date of acquisition: 1946-07-23
Dimensions: 18,5 cm
Inventory number: EO.0.0.42905