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saaj (multi-purpose pot)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • saaj (multi-purpose pot), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • steel, paint
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 41 cm does not include handle
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 16 1/8 in does not include handle
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1246

A wok-like metal pan made from a steel drum lid. A small loop is riveted to one side. The exterior surface is covered with blue paint which is significantly chipped and scratched. The interior surface appears to be raw metal.

It was used for cooking, washing clothes, dyeing plant fibers, and feeding livestock. It was made from a steel drum lid (5-20-14 JS).