Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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milk container
  • unknown Ndebele maker
  • milk container, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 21 x 13 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/4 x 5 1/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2907

The goblet shaped vessel has a round foot, a stem that widens at the midpoint, and a round cup. The cup portion is decorated with two bands of dark brown diamonds. The natural triangles are decorated with an oblique grooved texture. There are thin bands of dark brown at the top, bottom, and separating the decorated bands.