Djenne Round Vessel

c. 1100-1400 AD
$1,480 USD
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Dimensions
H: 9.25" Dia: 9.0"
Materials
Ceramic
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Collection #
CBH044
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$135

Covered in a now beautifully worn red clay slip, this petite hand-formed vessel is an excavated pot of the Djenné people of the Inland Niger Delta of current-day Mali. With a history dating back to 200 BC, Djenné, also known as Jenne-jeno, was a highly sophisticated and prosperous civilization which reached its peak in the 9th century, stimulated by trade in iron, copper, gold, rice, and salt. Horizontal bands of colored slip partition the vessel's rounded form, interrupted by dark smoke residue clouding the surface. Still in remarkable condition, this exquisite vessel reflects the skill of Djenné artisans, beautifully formed with graceful proportions.

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