Container for Palm Wine

A work made of terracotta.

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  • A work made of terracotta.

Date:

Early/mid–20th century

Artist:

Yamba
Possibly Gom, Cameroon
Coastal West Africa

About this artwork

Throughout much of Cameroon, potters spend a considerable amount of time making containers for serving and drinking palm wine, the sharing of which is an important gesture of hospitality that fosters communion with ancestors. For these reasons, palm wine is an essential part of court and regulatory society ritual. [See also 1995.11, 2004.742, 2005.274, 2012.501].

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Artist

Yamba

Title

Container for Palm Wine

Origin

Cameroon

Date

1900–1975

Medium

Terracotta

Dimensions

57.2 × 43.8 cm (22 1/2 × 17 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Keith Achepohl

Reference Number

2005.274

Extended information about this artwork

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