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metal trunk
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • metal trunk, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • metal, paint, stenciling
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 30.5 x 51.5 x 83.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 12 x 20 1/4 x 32 7/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0172

Dark green metal with white spray paint applied using stencils. The trunk is rectangular with a hinged lid. There are two bronze-colored hinged latches on teh front for locks, and bronze and green handles on each side. Stencil designs on the body include palm trees, birds, a diamond chain pattern and moose-like animal. Stencil designs on the lid include a vehicle, two lions, a fighter jet, a year plate reading "1980" and a "T" pattern around the sides. There is a strip of white paint applied with a brush on the lid, as well as a hand painted "U.S.A."