A large well made dynamic water or wine jar with bulbous body, rounded base, beautifully incised and textured geometric patterns; one panel suggesting anthropomorphic figures; a slender neck with flared rim. Height: 18 inches. Intact with some high point wear.
The Nupe make pottery in a region that is rich in interrelated ceramic traditions. Compare with a near identical example from the Art Institute of Chicago, For Hearth and Altar: African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection, Dec. 3, 2005–Feb. 20, 2006, cat. 75.
Provenance: Estate of Marianne Spiegel, Park Avenue, New York.
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