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jerdl (milk pail with lid)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • jerdl (milk pail with lid), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan; made in China
  • metal, enamel, plastic
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 23 x 25 x 23.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 1/16 x 9 13/16 x 9 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3228.a,b
Label Text

The metal pail (2007.3228.a) has a lid (2007.3228.b). The pail and lid are both decorated with enamel. The pail has a yellow field with a green band at the top and bottom. The main decorative element is a red flower with blue detail and green leaves. It has the same design on both sides and a dark blue edge. The two loops at the top accomodate a metal handle with a plastic handpiece.

The lid is slightly domed with a raised edge. It has a yellow field with a green band around the perimeter and a dark blue edge. It is decorated with two red flowers with blue details and green leaves. The small centrally placed hole may have held a knob at one time.

It was used for milk but may replace any kind of storage jar.