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, plant fiber, wire, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 26.5 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 10 3/8 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2906

The goblet shaped wooden container has a round foot and short stem. It has an undecorated wooden surface. A length of plant fifber and wire is tied around the stem. It is unknown whether the wire is original to the object, but it is mixed in with the plant fiber.