Nupe Incised Vessel

c. 1900
$980 USD
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H: 14.25" Dia: 15.0"
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The Nupe people of Nigeria were touted as some of the finest ceramicists in Africa. Everyday objects, like this water vessel, received detailed attention. The vessel's varied textures come from its utilitarian design. The patterns and bands were engraved to give the drinker a better grip, creating rich, handworn texture. Jagged lines, rope motifs, bands, and dimples create an interwoven series of patterns, adding rich texture to this simple, sculptural form.

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