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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
Nupe
Title
Vessel
Work Type
Container, ceramic
Date
20th Century
Location
Creation Site: West Africa, Nigeria
Material
Ceramic
Measurements
15 1/2 x 13 in. (39.4 x 33 cm)
Description
The surface of this vessel is covered with calligraphic patterning that is characteristic of the Nupe style. Potters draw on a shared decorative vocabulary of incised bands, crescents, diamonds, and zigzags, but configure them in unique ways for each vessel. There is considerable variety in the quality of line used to create the decorations on the pots, this example displays fine, controlled patterns in contrast with the thicker, deeper lines and the free-form gestural styles seen on other examples. Such variations in surface design reflect the work of different groups of potters, each of whom specialize in the production of particular types of vessels.
Repository
Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University
Accession Number
2004.016.038
Source
Anonymous gift
Photographer: Michael McKelvey
Published References
MCCM Newsletter, March - May 2004.
Exhibition History
Spirited Vessels: Creation and Ritual in African Ceramics, Michael C. Carlos Museum, February 7 - April 11, 2004
On View
No
Rights
© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Michael McKelvey.
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File Properties
File Name
11008441.fpx
SSID
11008441

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