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vase or water jar
  • Congo (present-day Democratic Republic of Congo)
  • vase or water jar, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Congo
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Diameter: 20.5 x 16 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 8 1/16 x 6 1/4 in
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • On view: Kress Gallery, 407, C6
  • 2007.0775

This is a black ceramic vase that flares near the middle, giving a globular appearance to a cylinder. Two pairs of parallelograms are created from small notches made in the clay. It has a flat bottom.