Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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tasht (wash basin)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • tasht (wash basin), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • metal
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12.5 x 61.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 7/8 x 24 3/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3240

The round, shallow basin has nearly straight sides and a flat rim and bottom. It is dark grey and the sides are covered with horizontal lines.

It was generally used for washing clothes or dishes, but could also be used occasionally for other purposes..