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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
  • 2011.0186

Metal plate with enamel coating. The interior is decorated with red squares that have small projections on one side that project into a yellow square that has a small blue square inside. In between the red squares there are thin bars of blue that have one pointed end. The overall effect of the pattern is that of plaiting or weaving. The outside edge is red and the exterior is white.