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Cylindrical Funerary Jar

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Bura
MEDIUM Terracotta
DATES 200-1000 C.E.
DIMENSIONS height: 26 in. (66.0 cm); diam. at base: ca. 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm) x 7 1/2 in.
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.130.2
CREDIT LINE Gift of Eugene and Harriet Becker
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Elongated rounded-top cylinder with an overall chevron-pattern in raised rows. Groups of vertical and horizontal rows deliniate large rectangles. On the top, a frieze of semi-circular rows, an arrow-shaped form, a raised umbilicus, and two other raised tools challenge the regularity of the form. Condition: Surface is eroded and base is broken. Entered Museum with mount. Catalogued by Laurella.
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