Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

mokhbar (incense burner)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • mokhbar (incense burner), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern or Northern Kordofan), Sudan
  • ceramic, burnishing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10.5 x 15 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 1/8 x 5 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3091
Multimedia
Description

The round bowl has a hollow foot. The foot is a zigzag of three parallel lines. The bowl has a flat rim and the surface is oxidized to a dark gray and burnished to create a shiny surface.

It was used for carrying coals, burning incense, for hygiene, and for medicine.