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  • unknown Songye maker
  • pot, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • ceramic, incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 49.53 x 43.18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 19 1/2 x 17 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.022

Large pot made from dark brown clay, with a rounded body at the bottom and a very wide, long neck with mostly straight sides that narrow into a very mouth at the top. The exterior is decorated with deep incised lines of decoration. Around the body there is a band of curved, parallel lines that intersect into a wave-like pattern. At the base of the neck there is a wide band of incised triangles and vertical lines. Above that, covering most of the neck, there are deep, parallel lines incised into the clay.