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food cover
  • Egypt
  • food cover, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Egypt
  • plant fiber, leather, string, dyeing, coiling, imbricating
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 52 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 20 1/2 in
  • Gift of Jill Zinn
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0312

This is a round coiled lid for a food bowl. It has a small leather circle in the center of a small natural-colored circle. There is a flower-like design with 2.5 purple petals and 2.5 green petals. There are three diamonds in each petal in pink, yellow, purple, or orange. The space outside of the flower is yellow, orange, pink, or purple, with three designs in contrasting colors in each space. The edge is dark blue. It has a string loop for hanging.