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birthing bowl
  • Nigeria
  • birthing bowl, 1980
  • Where object was made: Maiduguri, Nigeria
  • wood, carving, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 15 x 32 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 7/8 x 12 5/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0230

Dark brown wood bowl carved from a single piece of wood. There are four rectangular protrusions evenly spaced around the circumferences that serve as handles. Most of the exterior surface as well as the rim are incised with lines and geometric patterns.