Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded teapot
  • unknown Tuareg maker
  • lidded teapot, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • metal, enamel
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 14 x 11.5 x 19.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 5 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 7 5/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0173

Metal teapot covered in dark blue enamel. There is a hinged top. The body of the vessel is somewhat squat, with a rounded lip at the central opening. The spout is "S" shaped and the handle is a pinched curve. The top is tiered and conical, with a large rounded tip. The interior of the teapot has five holes at the base of the spout for straining tea leaves