Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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small container with lid
  • North or Central America
  • small container with lid, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • wood?, carving
  • Object Height/Diameter: together 7.5 x 3 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: together 7.5 x 3 cm
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.5556.a,b

The small peg-like container (2007.5556.a) has a lid (2007.5556.b). The container has a flat bottom then a wide ridge with vertical grooves. There is a constriction above the ridge and then a bulbous portion. The bulbous portion is decorated with horizontal grooves.

The lid is dome shaped with a small knob on top. The area around the knob is smooth, but the rest of the dome is decorated with circular rings interrupted with vertical grooves and short diagonal marks in clusters of three. The cylindrical bottom of the lid is threaded and sits into the container.

Both pieces are glossy light brown.