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jibana (coffee server) and beaded pot ring
  • Hawazma peoples
  • jibana (coffee server) and beaded pot ring, 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Khartoum, Al Kharţoum, Sudan
  • ceramic, cloth, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: .01) 20 x 11 x 12 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: .01) 7 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 4 3/4 in
    Object Height/Diameter: .02) 3 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: .02) 1 1/8 x 3 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3085.01,2
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Description

The orange globular vessel has a tall narrow neck (2007.3085.1) There is a short handle from the shoulder to the neck. The shoulder opposite the handle is decorated with a crescent shaped area of curlicues and a drop.

The pot ring is made of faded red cloth (2007.3085.2). It has a band of beaded decoration. The decoration consists of black and white diamond shapes on alternating blocks of solid white or black.

It is similar in shape to 2007.1248. The ceramic jibana were an older form that are not used as often and were replaced by metal ones so they were less susceptible to breakage.