basket (containers); lid (containers); coffee pot

Terracotta coffee pot with smooth curved base and a small semi-circular handle, decorated with three bands of incised zig-zag decoration up the stem and three bands of incised semi-circles. Circular basketry container and conical lid for coffee pot, made of coiled coloured grasses with geometric patterning. There are two leather straps (one of which is separated from the object), attached to the rim of the container and one leather strap at the top of the lid.

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