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Cylindrical Funerary Jar

Arts of Africa

CULTURE Bura
MEDIUM Terracotta
DATES 200-1000 C.E.
DIMENSIONS height: 26 3/8 in. (67.0 cm); diam. at base: 7 in. (17.8 cm) x 7 1/2 in.
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1999.130.3
CREDIT LINE Gift of Eugene and Harriet Becker
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Elongated, rounded-top cylinder with an overall pattern of rows with notched incisions. On the top, the middle, and the lower part, the rows are horizontal. In the center of the front side, three smooth, raised, parallel lines form a cross with a prominent umbilicus knob in the middle. On the back, the rows form a circle and zigzag lines on which are three raised tools. The cylinder lies on a smooth, truncated cone with a group of semi-circular notched rows on each side and parallel oblique lines below. Condition: Eroded surface. Catalogued by Laurella.
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