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udu (pot-drum)
  • unknown Igbo maker
  • udu (pot-drum), 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • ceramic, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 35.56 x 27.94 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 14 x 11 in
  • Anonymous promised gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.037
Label Text

Spherical pot made from brown clay. At the top of the pot is a short narrow neck, slightly flared at the rim. Near the top on one side there is a circular opening and on the opposite side there is a small, thick loop for a handle. Around the widest part of the pot there is a smooth band and below that the surface has a bumpy texture made by impressing something into the surface. On the upper half the surface has been impressed with thin, parallel lines and there are thin curves of smooth lines.