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Hima Lidded Milk Jug Wood Uganda African Art

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Title Hima Lidded Milk Jug Wood 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) 9
Width (in) 8
Dimensions Height: 9 Inches
Width: 8 Inches
2.5 inch diameter at top
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Cracks with Indigenous repairs, chips , scratches; see pictures for details.

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.