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hela (cooking pot with lid)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • hela (cooking pot with lid), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: near Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • aluminum
  • Object Height/Diameter: 11 x 18 cm height with lid
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 5/16 x 7 1/16 in height with lid
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1254.a,b

The round cooking pot has a silver colored lid. The outer surface of the pot is blackened. The lid has two small holes in the top center which may have been for a handle.

This pot was used for heating milk or mulah (sauces).