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jerdl (milk container with lid)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • jerdl (milk container with lid), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan; made in China
  • metal, enamel, paint, plastic
  • Object Height/Diameter: 49 x 31 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 19 1/4 x 12 3/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4174.a,b

The metal bucket has a pivoting handle. There is a green plastic grip on the center of the handle. The bucket is covered in white enamel on the inside and outside. The bucket is decorated with a row of diamonds that are green on one half and red on the other. Between the diamonds are alternating red flowers with green centers and green flowers with red centers. The rim is dark blue. The lid is also metal with white enamel. There is a small handle in the center. The top is painted with red and green flowers and red and green stars.

It was used for carrying milk.