Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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brass pot
  • Africa
  • brass pot, late 1800s–early 1900s
  • brass, hammering
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13.5 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 5/16 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of Dr. Curt Von Wedel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2981

The globular vessel has a rounded bottom, a wide opening and a flared rim. The surface has been colored black with four sets of two parallel rings near the widest portion in the brass color of the vessel's substrate. The black surface treatment highlights the dents from hammering. The interior is also darkened, but it is lighter than the exterior. The rim has two incised rings.