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tabac (food cover)
  • Nubian peoples
  • tabac (food cover), late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Egypt
  • plant fiber, leather, coiling, imbricating, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4 x 28 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 9/16 x 11 in
  • Gift of Jill Zinn
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0287

This is a circular coiled lid with an imbricated design on a convex surface. There is a brown leather circle in the center. The design in faded purple, green, and pink is no longer readily distinguishable. The edge was dark blue. It has a string loop for hanging. A small strip of leather at the end of the outermost coil has a loose end.