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African Zulu Ukhamba Beer Vessel

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The Zulu people of South Africa create ceramic works of unrivaled balance and weightlessness. This is particularly apparent in the standardized form of the ukhamba, a communal vessel used for drinking sorghum beer. Carrying into the present notions of mutuality and sociability, the beer vessel is passed from person to person, emphasizing the interconnectedness of humanity. This rimless ukhamba vessel is exquisitely sculpted with a graceful swell, marked by an incised geometric pattern to add welcome asymmetry to its balanced form.

Details

  • In the Style Of
  • Place of Origin
    South Africa
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 10 in. x Dm 11 in.H 25.4 cm x Dm 27.94 cm
  • Diameter
    11 in. (27.94 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller Reference Number
    CBH096
  • Reference Number
    LU820017934292
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About the Seller

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PAGODA RED is a renowned resource for designers as well as collectors of contemporary and ancient Chinese, Korean and Japanese art. They offer a curated edit of fine and provincial furniture, ceramics, scholars' objects, and paintings and textiles, each piece historically and geographically authe...

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