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Nigerian Nupe Incised Water Vessel

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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 are an integral part of its utilitarian design. The patterns and bands were engraved to give the drinker a better grip, creating rich, hand-worn texture. Jagged lines, helices, bands, and dimples combine to form an interwoven series of surface patterns that add rich texture to its simple, sculptural form.

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

    H 12.25 in. x W 12.5 in. x D 13 in.

    H 31.12 cm x W 31.75 cm x D 33.02 cm

  • Seller location
    Chicago, IL
  • Seller reference number
    CAA115
  • Reference number
    LU820011014181

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