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Artifact Identification Bowl   (1971.12.0013)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Eating Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Colonial, 20th century
Culture Boran, Galla
Location On Exhibitin the Africa exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 22.0 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 17.8 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.3 cm
Weight 577 g
Measuring Remarks First measurement is the diameter of the vessel. Second measurement is the height of the vessel. Third measurement is the thickness of the rim.
Materials Plant--Gourd
Manufacturing Processes Hollowing, Carved, Sewing
Munsell Color Information Moderate Brown (7.5 YR 3/4 (outside) ) -ns Dark Grayish Brown ( 7.5 YR 2/2 (inside)) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

"The nomadic Boran consume milk as their major food, it assumes a semi-sacred status and must be kept in a container made of vegetable material such as wood, a gourd, or a finely woven basket."

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Purchase
Reproduction no
Reproduction Information N/A

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