food container (food processing & storage)

Bamileke storage dish used for spices for soup and for rice (Bagangan). A large bowl set on a raised stand. The base is a hollow cylinder with five large holes in its sides. It is decorated with white line and dots, and there is a zig zag pattern running around the top , where it meets the bowl. The bowl has a zig zag pattern running around it, half way up it, and white lines form patterns around the top edge. There are two small handles on opposite sides of the bowl, with tiny holes in them. There are three smaller handles in a group, at 90 degrees to each of the larger handles. The inside of the bowl is deep, and there is no decoration. There is a crack running half way down one of the sides of the bowl, and there is a chip on the edge of the bowl in the same area. The patterns are engraved into the dark brown clay, and are painted white.

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