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rawhide kohl container with lid
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • rawhide kohl container with lid, 1980
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • rawhide, incising
  • Object Length/Diameter: 10 x 4.5 cm
    Object Length/Diameter: 3 15/16 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.057.a,b

Kohl container with lid made from pieces of rawhide and decorated with incised designs. The body, part a, is rounded at the bottom and has a long, thin neck at the opening. The lid, part b, is a long cylinder that slips over the neck of the body. The body is decorated with incised lines in a wide band around the widest part. The design is alternating panels of crosshatching and undecorated panels. The lid is decorated with incised parallel lines.