Nupe Carved Vessel

c. 1900
$1,280 USD
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Dimensions
H: 13.0" Dia: 15.0"
Materials
Terra Cotta
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CAA0122
Estimated Shipping
$135

The Nupe people of Nigeria were touted as some of the finest ceramicists in Africa. This water vessel is a particularly fine example of their mastery. While most such items feature a small number of designs, the intricately interwoven bands, ridges, and dimples mark this as a vessel of particular import. The result is a rich landscape of hand-wrought designs. The textural combinations and robust form create a piece of provincial sculpture.

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