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saniya (serving platter)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • saniya (serving platter), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan; made in China
  • metal, enamel
  • Object Height/Diameter: 3 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 1/8 x 11 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0194

This round metal serving platter is covered with a white enamel field. The rim is dark blue and the light blue sides of the interior fade in color closer to the bottom. The central decoration is a red stenciled flower and bud with light green leaves.

A saniya was used for serving tea, etc.