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Creator Name: Mbitim
Creator Nationality: African; North African; Sahelese; Sudanese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Mbitim
Title: Portrait Vessel
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1930
Creation End Date: 1939
Creation Date: 1930s
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 25.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1996.302
Credit Line: Sundry Purchase Fund
Context: Mbitim was the head potter at a ceramic workshop in Lirangu, a center for the treatment of sleeping sickness and leprosy. His work was especially prized by European administrators and visitors. Mbitim's style is distinctive, frequently incorporating portrait head, or complete figures. Intricate surface decoration covers the vessel body.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1996.302
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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