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ibriq (water jug)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • ibriq (water jug), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • metal
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 31 x 18.5 x 10 cm height includes lid; width and depth taken at ridge
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 12.2 x 7.28 x 3.94 cm height includes lid; width and depth taken at ridge
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1245
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Description

The metal jug has an oval base with a ridge about one inch from the bottom. This ridge is the bottom of the basin, and the junction point for the oval foot that has been clamped on. The jug tapers to the top, where there is a transverse handle riveted to two spout-like projections. One of these is a spout with a small lid (which is not readily opened) and the other ends in a seam, but has a small hole.

It was used for washing before prayer and meals.