Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lidded pot
  • unknown Kassena maker
  • lidded pot, mid 1900s
  • Where object was made: Burkina Faso or Ghana
  • ceramic. incising
  • Object Height/Diameter: 39 x 34 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 15 3/8 x 13 3/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • On view: Stewart Gallery, 406, W6
  • PG2008.050.a,b
Label Text

Dark brown ceramic pot that is undecorated and rough on the bottom half, then has a horizontal band at the widest point. Above that is a pattern of incised lines in an upside-down "V" shape, repeated four times around the shoulder of the jar. Above that are more incised lines in a curved shape, following the contours of the jar. At the top, there is a square opening and a ceramic lid that fits inside and extends up to a funnel-shaped top. At each of the corners of the lid and in the corresponding spot of the rim, there is a small hole, where the lid could be secured to the body of the pot.