Nigerian Nupe Incised Water Vessel For Sale
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Nigerian Nupe Incised Water Vessel


The Nupe people of Nigeria were known 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 functional design. The dimples and bands were engraved to give the drinker a better grip, creating rich texture that became hand-worn over time. The sculptural vessels were traditionally stacked along the inside walls of a traditional home. The inside top rim of this pot shows wear from that expected use.


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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 23.75 in. x Dm 19 in.

    H 60.33 cm x Dm 48.26 cm

  • Diameter
    19 in. (48.26 cm)
  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
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