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kararao (water bucket)
  • Maranao peoples
  • kararao (water bucket), early 1900s–1959
  • Where object was made: Lanao del Sur, Philippines
  • aluminum, brass?
  • Object Height/Diameter: 37 x 25 cm height with handle up
    Object Height/Diameter: 14 9/16 x 9 13/16 in height with handle up
  • Gift of Charles K. Warriner
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2979

The barrel shaped silvertone metal bucked has a hinged handle. The widest point (the midpoint) on the bucket has a raised ridge with two sets of parallel incised lines. There is a band of brass near the top and bottom. The panels between the ridge and the brass bands are decorated with sets of parallel lines. The handle is undecorated silvertone, attached at the bucket with small silvertone discs decorated with a scratched surface.