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food cover
  • Nubian peoples
  • food cover, mid-late 1900s
  • Where object was made: Egypt
  • plant fiber, leather, coiling, imbricating, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 19 x 34 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 7 1/2 x 13 3/8 in
  • Gift of Jill Zinn
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2941
Label Text

The conical coiled basketry food cover has a small round rim at the top. There is a leather disc inside the rim, and leather wrapping on both edges. The field color is a light nautral. The cover is decorated with zigzags in green, pink, dark blue, orange, purple and yellow. There is a band of green triangles with pink centers around the bottom.