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  • unknown Songye maker
  • pot, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • ceramic, pigment, incising, impressing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 40.64 x 34.29 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 16 x 13 1/2 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.024

Large ceramic jar made from dark brown clay. The lower part is round, with a rounded bottom. The neck is wide and straight-sided, with a slightly flared rim. The top of the shoulder is decorated with a band of deeply incised wavy lines. Below the lines are impressed dots and above the lines the surface is flat, but decorated in red pigment. On the neck there are bands of deep, straight lines at top and bottom and in the center is a band of wavy lines. Below the lines is decorated with impressed dots and above the lines is flat.