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ibriq (water jug)
  • unknown Hawazma maker
  • ibriq (water jug), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Khartoum, Al Kharţoum, Sudan
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 19 x 14.5 x 18.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 7 1/2 x 5 11/16 x 7 1/4 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3060

The globular ceramic vessel has a narrow neck and flared lip. A short spout emerges from the shoulder of the vessel and there is a rounded handle opposite the spout. The space between the handle and spout is decorated with three horizontal lines made of short vertical tick marks. The orange-brown clay appears to have been burnished.

It was used for washing before meals.