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Vessel

Date:
20th century
Geography:
Nigeria
Culture:
Kirdi peoples, Mafa group
Medium:
Terracotta
Dimensions:
Height: 21 in. (53.3 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Vessels
Credit Line:
Gift of Eve Glasberg and Amyas Naegele, 2013
Accession Number:
2013.1140.2
Not on view
Created by Matakam, Mofa or Mafa potters, from the Kirdi group, such large round vessels present an unusual form. Characteristic are the tilted neck and rope-like appliqué which have been described in the litterature as stylized representations of a rib-cage or cicatrice, which participate in enhancing this vessel with anthropomorphic features.
Amidou Kpoumie, Douala, Cameroon, until 1999; Amyas Naegele, New York, 1999–2013

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