The Zulu meat platter called “ugqoko,” was a prestige item reserved for chiefs and court officials. Most have a rectangular bowl with rounded corner and are flanked on the end by handles. The top working surface is worn from use and the underside is decorated with geometric designs and are charred black.
Origin: South Africa
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a London, England collection
Dimensions: 19 in. long x 11 in. wide x 3 in. high
Condition: Platter in good condition, top surface is worn with a slight loss of wood on center of rim and age crack above one handle.
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