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Pitcher, mid-20th century
Nigeria; Nupe
Terracotta, H: 17 1/4 in, DIAM: 13 7/8 in
Purchase 1981 The Members' Fund  81.464
On View
Interpretation: Designed to transport or store water, this vessel's distinctive form may be derived from the shape of a calabash. The all-over surface decoration, with its deeply etched grooves accented by smooth, well-polished areas, is characteristic of Nupe ceramic vessels.
Exhibition History:
"Arts of Africa," permanent galleries, Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (installed 2008).

"Earthen Elegance: African Ceramic Vessels from The Newark Museum Collection," Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey (November 26, 2004 - December 31, 2005).