Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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basket lid or cover
  • unknown Nubian maker
  • basket lid or cover, late 1800s–1999
  • Where object was made: Egypt
  • plant fiber, leather, dyeing, coiling
  • Object Height/Diameter: 4.5 x 46 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 3/4 x 18 1/8 in
  • Gift of Jill Zinn
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0306

This is a large round coiled lid with a cross start beginning at the small leather circle in the center of the concave side followed by the natural-colored circle in the center. There is a band of dark blue or purple. It has a star or flower pattern with three sets of two natural-colored points and three sets of two purple points. These are followed by a purple, then natural color band. The edge is whipstitched with a strip of leather. It has a string loop for hanging.