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Cylindrical Funerary Jar

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Bura
MEDIUM Terracotta
DATES 200-1000 C.E.
DIMENSIONS height: 28 3/4 in. (73.0 cm); diam. at base:7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm) x 7 1/2 in.
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.130.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of Eugene and Harriet Becker
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Elongated rounded-top cylinder with a stamped surface. Groups of rows of raised-notched incisions delimit large rectangles in the back, and smaller rhombuses in the front. A four-axis line presents a prominent umbilicus knob. The cylinder lies on a smooth truncated cone. A hole below the knob breaks the pattern. Condition: Altered surface with erosion marks and fissures on the base. Catalogued by Laurella (1/4/2000)
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