Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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gourd bottle
  • Nigeria
  • gourd bottle, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • gourd, plant fiber, braiding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 26 x 19 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 10 1/4 x 7 1/2 in
  • Gift of Theodore Eaton
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0947

The gourd has a braided plant fiber cord doubled and looped around the narrowest part of the gourd as a handle. The open edge of the gourd has notches every 1/4 inch.