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  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • plate, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • enamel, metal
  • Object Height/Diameter: 2.5 x 18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 x 7 1/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0181

Metal plate with enamel coating. In the center of the plate is a green and yellow six-pointed star on a red field. Outside of that are six mosques that are white with blue and green details and are on a dark blue field. On the outside edge are green crescent moons together with six-pointed stars, alternating with yellow and red triangles with green six-pointed stars inside. The outside edge is red and the exterior is white.