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mokhbar (incense burner)
  • Hawazma peoples
    Nuba peoples, maker
  • mokhbar (incense burner), late 1900s–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • ceramic, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 12.5 x 15.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 4 7/8 x 6 1/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3061
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Description

The round footed vessel is decorated with a band of zigzag, the thickness created with many parallel lines and banded by two lines on top and three lines at the bottom. The narrowest portion, above the foot, is decorated with four evenly spaced lines. There are two small holes on the foot. It is made of brown clay.

It was used for carrying coals, burning incense, for hygiene, and for medicine.