Terra Cotta Bowl
Grasslands, Cameroon
Early 20th Century
Provenance: Old American collection

Ceramic bowls are used for both utilitarian and spiritual purposes in Grassland society. This example is beautifully decorated with a series of geometric designs which encircle the body of the bowl. An anthropomorphic head with a stylized cubist body is used as a handle on one side of the bowl, while the other exhibits a circular spout. A chalky patina is encrusted in the base of the bowl, while the handle and bowl's exterior exhibit a shiny patina from extensive handling.

Height: 7 in / 17.8 cm  
Diameter: 8 in / 20.3 cm
IN 3-1-18 / Price on request


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