Milk vessel made of blackened wood and decorated with vertical carved protrusions around the outside.
Label: Black exhibition label with white text indicated collected by Dr Moffat.
The SADEC13a2 spreadsheet indicates that â€˜Moffatt, Drâ€™ is the vendor of this vessel. Is this possibly Dr Robert Moffat (1795 - 1883), London Missionary Society missionary to South Africa? Or is this another â€˜Moffattâ€™ who collected other objects? The vessel, subject to further research and first hand inspection, appears to be a Southern African milk or beer vessel. Moffattâ€™s mission in Kuruman, Northern Cape, was among the Tswana people, although he visited the Ndebele King Mzilikazi on at least one occasion. Elliott, Catherine; 2014-03-30