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Water Jar
20th century

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Creator Nationality: African; West African; Nigerian
Creator Dates/Places: Africa, Nigeria, Nupe, 20th Century
Creator Active Place: Africa, Nigeria, Nupe, 20th Century
Creator Name-CRT: Africa, Nigeria, Nupe, 20th Century
Title: Water Jar
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1995
Creation Date: 20th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: pottery with incised and impressed decoration
Dimensions: Diameter: 35.7cm, Overall: 36.9cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1995.210
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Context: The Nupe, an Islamic people of northern Nigeria, are known for both pottery and metalwork embellished with intricate, non-representational patterning. Coil-built by a female potter, this large, gracefully shaped pitcher was dried to a leather-hard stage, then decorated by scoring, incising and burnishing the exterior. Finally, the vessel was fired in the open air.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1995.210
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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