University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 8735
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Fang
Provenience: Gabon
Section:African
Materials:Ceramic
Credit Line:Gift of Rev. Dr. Robert Hamill Nassau, 1891

Description

5 whole and 5 fragmentary water jars. Coarse brown ware burnt black on outside; vegetable varnish; pitch in interior. Globular body with flat or concave base; short neck. Incised band on shoulder. Four have palm leaf stoppers. Hand-made by women.


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