Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Wushi maker
  • pot, 1925–1990
  • Where object was made: Cameroon
  • ceramic, tukula (camwood pigment)
  • Object Height/Diameter: 50.8 x 43.18 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 20 x 17 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • PG2008.033
Label Text

Large pot made from light brown clay. The body is rounded and the rim flares out very widely at the top. At the top of the body there is a band of decoration with two lizrds with very long thin bodies and short legs. In the area surrounding the lizards there are small ovals of clay, representing cowries. The surface in the decorated area is rubbed with red pigment, identified as tukula.