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Pot

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Pot

Artist: Anonymous
Date: date unknown
Medium: Terracotta
Dimensions:
Overall: 23 x 12 x 12 in. (58.4 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Purchased with funds from Mr. and Mrs. Myron N. Blank, 1979.21.a-.b
Accession number: 1979.21.a-.b
Classification: African/Oceanic/Pre-Columbian
Label TextThe vessel's size, design, and the raffia base on which it rests give it added prominence and mark it as a vessel of a ceremonial nature. The spindly arms of the back-to-back male and female beings contrast sharply with the bulbous form of the pot. Source: Bulletin, September-October, 1979.
Paper/SupportBasket support is stored in MV Case 11, Shelf 2
entirely unexpected