kaayhla (Dish)

About this object

History of use

Possibly an oil dish

Physical description

Small rectangular bent dish with bulging convex sides and an undulating rim. Abstract design on all four sides while the bottom has shallow diagonal (below on the shorter sides) and parallel (below on the longer sides) grooves. The longer sides are the same with a bottom central ovoid in ovoid and a sideways split u on the right side with a double pair of u forms above and an s form on the top left side while the left side has a circle in circle and an inverted curving split u above. One shorter side has an oval eye that has vertical lines within surrounded by a tapering oval in ovoid with a pair of sideways u forms on the right side and a circle in circle while, below all of this, there is a circle a pair of inverted split u's and u forms, a circle, and a u form that has vertical lines and a plain circle within. The other shorter side has an oval eye that has vertical lines within surrounded by a tapering oval in ovoid with a sideways u form within a split u on the right side while, below all of this, there is a circle, a u form within a u form, and a circle in circle.