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set of four measuring cups
  • Hawazma peoples
  • set of four measuring cups, 1989
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern or Northern Kordofan), Sudan
  • tin
  • Object Height/Diameter: a) 23.5 x 7.5 cm height includes handle; diameter does not include handle
    Object Height/Diameter: a) 9 1/4 x 2 15/16 in height includes handle; diameter does not include handle
    Object Height/Diameter: d) 10.5 x 4 cm height includes handle; diameter does not include handle
    Object Height/Diameter: d) 4 1/8 x 1 9/16 in height includes handle; diameter does not include handle
  • Gift of Barbara J. Michael
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1256.a-d
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Description

This is a set of four measuring cups, made from graduated sizes of cans with vertically oriented handles with flared, curved ends. Each is marked with its size--50 LM, 100 LM, 1/4 litre, 1/2 litre.

These are liquid measures used in markets. 1/5 liter measure is standard for buttermilk. These would have been used more for women selling in the market, not for cooking or using recipes.