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Hima Milk Jug Wood with Woven Lid Uganda African Art

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Title Hima Milk Jug Wood with Woven Lid Uganda African Art
Type of Object Milk jug, container
Country of Origin Uganda
People Hima, BaHima, see also Tutsi (Rwanda)
Materials Wood, metal, vegetal fibers
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Height (in) 8.75
Width (in) 9
Depth (in) 8
Dimensions Height: 8.75 Inches
Width: 9 Inches
2.75 inched diameter at mouth
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Metal repairs as seen. also a possible repair in base, unknown substance. holes in lid. cracked rim, stains

Additional Information: See similar bottle and description in Sieber Roy, African Furniture and Household Objects, p. 177.  "This type of milk container was usually accompanied by a pottery brazier rather like an inverted funnel. It was used to fumigate the bottle to prevent the milk from spoiling too quickly." Containers like this were also found among the Tutsi and were used for the storage of milk.