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MEDIUM Terracotta
  • Place Made: Liberia
  • DATES mid 20th century
    DIMENSIONS 13 x 14 in. (33 x 35.6 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2011.53.2
    CREDIT LINE Gift of William C. Siegmann
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Grebo. Pot, mid 20th century. Terracotta, 13 x 14 in. (33 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of William C. Siegmann, 2011.53.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, CUR.2011.53.2_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Black terracotta vessel with flat base. Base extends out to the center of vessel and slopes inward until reaching thick rim that slightly flares outward. Incised decoration at upper portion of the body includes vertical bands with cross-hatched pattern. Four rows of grooves encircle neck of vessel. Lower half of body exhibits low relief vertical striations which may be vestige of its construction from vertical coils of clay. Surface overall is burnished on exterior and some areas exhibit what appear to be brush marks.
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