Storage Container

A work made of terracotta.

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Date:

Early/mid–20th century

Artist:

Kurumba, Kasena, or Mossi
Burkina Faso
Northern Africa and the Sahel

About this artwork

This container was probably used to store valuables, and represents a smaller version of vessels that are used primarily to preserve grains and dry goods across the western Sahel and savanna. This vessel has a feminine, subtly undulating shape that is accentuated by its burnished patina and combed texture. [See also 2005.286 and 2006.745].
—Revised from Kathleen Bickford Berzock, For Hearth and Altar, African Ceramics from the Keith Achepohl Collection (2005), pp. 83-84.

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Arts of Africa

Culture

Kurumba

Title

Storage Container

Origin

Burkina Faso

Date

Made 1900–1975

Medium

Terracotta

Dimensions

43.2 × 29.9 cm (17 × 11 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Keith Achepohl

Reference Number

2005.287

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