Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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container with lid
  • Ndebele peoples
  • container with lid, late 1800s–1908
  • Where object was made: Union of South Africa (present-day South Africa)
  • wood, staining, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: 30 x 16.5 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 11 3/4 x 6 1/2 in height with lid
  • Gift of Claude D. Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2763.a,b
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The dark brown gourd shaped vessel (2007.2763.a) has four looped legs. The legs are striped with dark brown and light natural. The belly of the vessel is decorated with a light natural raised zigzag. There are five ridges just below the neck. The cup-like lid (2007.2763.b) is dark brown with a light rim to sit into the vessel. It has three striped loop-like legs.