Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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food bowl
  • unknown Nsei maker
  • food bowl, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Cameroon
  • ceramic, appliqué, incising, impressing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13.97 x 15.24 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/2 x 6 in
  • Anonymous promised gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.036
Label Text

Ceramic bowl made from dark gray clay. On one side of the bowl there is a small handle made from two rounded pieces of clay that meet at a point and at the top there is a knob in the form of a head, with the facial features incised into the clay. On the opposite side of the rim there is a small U-shaped spout. Small circles are appliquéd onto the outside of the bowl at the widest part. Around the rim there are parallel incised lines, between the circles there small triangular impressions, and below that is a wide band of alternating up and down triangles incised with parallel lines and crosshatching.