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Palm Wine Container

A work made of terracotta.

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  • A work made of terracotta.

Date:

Mid–/late 20th century

Artist:

Mfumte
Nigeria or 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, 2005.274].

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Arts of Africa

Culture

Mfumte

Title

Palm Wine Container

Origin

Nigeria

Date

1950–1999

Medium

Terracotta

Dimensions

40 × 31.8 cm (15 3/4 × 12 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Keith Achepohl

Reference Number

2012.501

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