Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Tumbuka maker
  • pot, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Tanzania
  • ceramic, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 39.37 x 58.42 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 15 1/2 x 23 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.018

Large pot with a rounded bottom, a very wide flat body and a short neck with a wide mouth. The bottom of the pot is mostly red with thick, vertical black bands. Around the shoulder and neck there are parallel, horizontal bands alternating between solid black and red with incised lines.