The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 1963
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 358
This blackware vessel has a spherical body and long, cylindrical neck with a flaring rim. It contains an abstract horizotal design wrapped around its body, created as the artist lightly gouged the surface to create a rougher texture. The design, highlighted by red pigment rubbed into the rough surface, stands in stark contrast to the semi-glossy finish on the majority of the bottle.
[Everett Rassiga, New York, until 1963]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1963–1978
Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, 559.