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 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2908

The goblet shaped wooden cup has a round foot and a stem that widens at the mid-point. The cup portion is decorated with two bands of dark brown diamonds on a light natural field with a grooved texture. There are thin bands of dark brown at the rim, the bottom of the cup, and between the decorated bands.