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bowl with lid
  • Nigeria
    unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • bowl with lid, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • enamel, metal, stenciling?
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 12 x 17 x 20 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 4 3/4 x 6 11/16 x 7 7/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0174.a,b

Metal bowl (2011.0174.a) and lid (2011.0174.b) covered with green, white, red and blue enamel.

The bowl has two small handles. The base enamel color is green, which covers both exterior and interior surfaces. The exterior is ringed with white enamel in a flower and diamond shaped design, as well as with lines of red enamel. This pattern is repeated on the lid. The opening of the bowl has a rounded lip, which is covered in dark blue enamel. The lid is tiered and is capped by a button-shaped top. The design seems to have been stenciled on.