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bistila (pail with lid)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • bistila (pail with lid), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan; made in Egypt
  • aluminum
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 28 x 18 x 15 cm height with handle up
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 11 x 7 1/16 x 5 7/8 in height with handle up
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3225.a,b

This is a silver colored cylindrical pail (2007.3225.a) with a lid (2007.3225.b). There is a loop riveted on each side of the pail to hold a moveable handle. There is a slightly domed lid with a small knob in the center and a rim to set into the pail.

It was used to carry eggs and milk.