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cooking container
  • Hawazma peoples
  • cooking container, 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Sudan
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Diameter: 25 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9 13/16 x 9 13/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0773

The large globular ceramic pot has a rounded bottom and flaring rim. It is mostly black but the bottom is mottled with firing clouds. The rim and top 1/4 of pot are smooth and the remainder has a rough texture. It was decorated with a band of incised lines, at the place where the surface texture changes, and with a band of short vertical lines above. The rim is decorated with a cluster of parallel lines in four evenly spaced places and bands of incised lines.

It was used when cooking assida (sorghum mush). Compare to 2007.1255.a,b