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Nigerian Nupe Gourd Water Vessel

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Inspired by the natural world, Nupe ceramicists fired this water vessel in the shape of a gourd. The vessel's varied textures and colors come from its functional design. The dimpling and geometric markings were engraved to give the drinker a better grip, creating the hand-worn texture and off-colored streaks. Meanwhile, the bottom was designed to rest against the ground, constant use leaves behind a distinctive pattern of white tones. The combination is a singularly sculptural object for the home.

Details

  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Good.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 15.25 in. x Dm 11.5 in.

    H 38.74 cm x Dm 29.21 cm

  • Diameter
    11.5 in. (29.21 cm)
  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller reference number
    CAA120
  • Reference number
    LU820011014581

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