Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Omlla Musa Mohamed
  • scoop, 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Nyala, Southern Darfur, Sudan
  • gourd
  • Object Length/Width: 16 x 12 cm
    Object Length/Width: 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4191

The oval shaped piece of gourd has slightly rounded edges. There is dark reddish brown on the convex side and light tan on the concave side.

It was used to scoop and shape sorghum mush (known as assida). It was made from a piece of a broken bouksa.