About this artwork
Well-made pots like this thin-walled water container are appreciated for the beauty they bring to a living space. Baule potters learn to produce such dark-colored, wide-bodied pots for a variety of household uses by proceeding from observation and imitation to formal education. To embellish the vessel displayed here, a potter etched lines into its body and highlighted them with kaolin (a clay mineral).
- Water Container
- Côte d'Ivoire (Object made in)
- Blackened terracotta, wash, and kaolin
- 33.7 × 39.4 cm (13 1/4 × 15 1/2 in.)
- Gift of Keith Achepohl