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  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • tray, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • enamel, metal
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 45 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 17 11/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0175

Round metal tray. White field, red band on near rim and thin dark blue band on rim. Flat portion of the tray is occupied with a large stylized knot design, identified as "knot of the north" in red, dark blue, and green on a mostly yellow circle. "BARKA DA SALLAH" painted in red just outside the knot design, the band completed with two rows of red semicircles.