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  • Ladi Kwali
  • cup, 1954–1979
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • ceramic, glazing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 13 x 9.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 5 1/8 x 3 3/4 in
  • Gift of Dr. Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0159

Ceramic cup covered with a greenish gray glaze. The cup is cylindrical in shape but is wider at the top than at the bottom. The exterior of the cup is deocrated with thin horizontal lines in dark green and in the spaces between the lines there are small groups of four vertical lines and those groups repeat around the entire cup. The interior of the cup is covered in dark greenish gray glaze. The edge of the exterior bottom is unglazed and reveals that the clay is a dark reddish brown color.