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mbama-anan (container with lid)
  • unknown Maranao maker
  • mbama-anan (container with lid), late 1800s–1959
  • Where object was made: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • brass, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 34 x 24 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 13 3/8 x 9 7/16 in height with lid
  • Gift of Charles K. Warriner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3033.a,b

The brass footed vessel (2007.3033.a) has a lid (2007.3033.b). The vessel is round and is decorated with clusters of three vertical stripes for the top 2/3 and the bottom 1/3 is decorated with diagonal dotted lines and triangles. The foot is decorated with a single band of rounded zigzag cutout with holes. The domed lid has a wide band of matching vertical lines, and two sets of two concentric rings. There is a tapered knob at the top center.