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small pitcher
  • Ladi Kwali
  • small pitcher, 1954–1979
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • ceramic, glazing
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 10 x 9 x 11.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 3 15/16 x 3 9/16 x 4 1/2 in
  • Gift of Dr. Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0160
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Small ceramic picture covered with a blue-gray glaze. The pitcher has a wide, low shoulder, a curved handle that extends from below the shoulder to the top edge of the pitcher. The mouth of the pitcher flares out and is wider than the shoulder. There is a small, curved spout on the rim of the pitcher opposite the handle. The exterior of the pitcher is decorated with thin horizontal lines in dark blue near the top and bottom of the pitcher. In between those lines there are vertical design elements of curved and wavy lines. The top edge of the pitcher is also rimmed with dark blue. The interior is also glazed in light blue-gray glaze.