Africa, Zaire, Mangbetu, 20th century / Female effigy vessel / c. 1900-1915Africa, Zaire, Mangbetu, 20th century
Female effigy vessel
c. 1900-1915

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Creator Nationality: Africa, Zaire, Mangbetu, 20th century
Creator Name-CRT: Africa, Zaire, Mangbetu, 20th century
Title: Female effigy vessel
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1915
Creation Date: c. 1900-1915
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: Pottery
Dimensions: Diameter: 17.1cm, Overall: 35cm x 15.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1992.69
Credit Line: The Mary Spedding Milliken Memorial Collection, Gift of William Mathewson Milliken
Style or Period: Africa, Zaire, Mangbetu, 20th century
Context: Mangbetu craftsmen ornamented objects such as pottery vessels, knives, and musical instruments with human faces and figures. These luxurious goods were used by the nobility, and also presented as gifts to European colonial authorities. This vessel portrays a high-born Mangbetu woman with an elongated head, fan-shaped coiffure, and painted facial decoration. The woman's beautiful profile is characteristic of works produced in a Niangara workshop under the patronage of the great chief Okondo.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1992.69
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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