Mangbetu Child Jug

c. 1900
$7,380 USD
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Dimensions
W: 7.25" D: 9.0" H: 12.75"
Materials
Ceramic
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Collection #
CAA1033
Estimated Shipping
$350

The Mangbetu people focused on highly realistic art forms. Two aspects of the tribe's traditional culture are portrayed in this masterful jug—tall, coiffured hair and a ritually elongated child's head. This water jug represents a child prior to the ritual, but with hair foretelling the desired human form. The ceramicist expertly incorporated these features along with small pointed breasts and a charming collar into a traditional pot form, all while preserving the artistry of the girl depicted.

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