Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

food cover
  • Africa
  • food cover, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Africa
  • plant fiber, leather, string, dyeing, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 55.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 21 7/8 in
  • Gift of Jill Zinn
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0307

This is a large round coiled lid for a food bowl. There is a small leather circle in the center of the natural-colored circle. It is mostly green with petal-like shapes in pink, yellow, blue, and purple. There is a band of color blocks in yellow, blue, pink, and green, and the edge is pink. It has a string loop for hanging.