Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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container with lid
  • unknown Ndebele maker
  • container with lid, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 31 x 18.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 12 3/16 x 7 1/4 in height with lid
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2760.a,b

The dark brown gourd shaped wooden vessel (2007.2760.a) has four feet. The feet are loops, striped with dark brown and natural wood color and each has a row of light and dark alternating chevrons above. There is a band of seven ridges just below the neck, where the lid sits.

There is a dark brown cup-like lid (2007.2760.b) that has three feet.