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kanoon (brazier)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • kanoon (brazier), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • metal
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 17 x 23 x 29 cm length includes handles
    Object Height/Width/Length: 6 11/16 x 9 1/16 x 11 3/8 in length includes handles
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1247
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Description

The metal rectangular box was made from a four gallon tin. It has a rectangular hole cut in one side and a triangle cut in another side in the middle of a green label. About an inch from the top, there is a woven surface of blue tin strips, with the ends poking through the sides and bent downward. There are strips riveted opposite sides as handles.

It was made from the same can as the cheese cans. See 2007.4173.a,b. Since most people in the camps wouldn't own cheese cans, this would have been made by someone in the market.