Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Matakam maker
  • pot, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Cameroon or Chad
  • ceramic, appliqué, impressing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 59.69 x 45.72 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 23 1/2 x 18 in
  • Anonymous promised gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.055
Label Text

Large, very round pot made from light brown clay. Around the top of the pot there are appliquéd strips of clay that have small impressions in them. There are two horizontal lines, and the top one is split into three ends just under the opening. In between the horizontal lines are shorter, vertical lines that divide it into small rectangles. Just below the mouth of the pot there is a U-shaped, appliquéd piece of clay. The neck of the pot is long and thin and is curved down, toward the body of the pot.