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food cover
  • Nubian peoples
  • food cover, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Egypt
  • plant fiber, leather, coiling, imbricating, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 18.5 x 30 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/4 x 11 3/4 in
  • Gift of Jill Zinn
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0127
Description

A conical, coiled food cover with a flattened top and a round knob, which could double as a foot to set the object upside down. The imbricated design is a band of diamonds around the middle and a band of triangles at the bottom. There is a band of triangles on the knob as well. The colors are intermingled: yellow, purple, pink, and green. Both coiled edges are whipstitched in brown leather and the flat space inside the knob is covered with brown leather.