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Bottle (Ensumbi)

A work made of terracotta.

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  • A work made of terracotta.

Date:

Mid–/late 20th century

Artist:

Nyoro or related peoples
Uganda
Eastern and Southern Africa

About this artwork

This delicate, gourd-shaped bottle is coil built with extremely thin walls and is colored a dark brownish black. The use of gourd bottles, well documented in the region, undoubtedly inspired the creation of ceramic examples such as this one. Both gourds and gourd-shaped ceramic bottles fulfill the same purpose of carrying beer or drinking water. [see also 2003.382 and 2003.384].

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Africa

Culture

Nyoro

Title

Bottle (Ensumbi)

Place

Uganda (Object made in)

Date

Made 1950–1999

Medium

Terracotta

Dimensions

12 × 17.8 cm (8 1/4 × 7 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Keith Achepohl

Reference Number

2003.383

Extended information about this artwork

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