Moroccan Pottery in the African Collection

By: Alessandro Pezzati

Originally Published in 2012

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Talcott Williams, one of the early officers of the Museum, was an editor of the Philadelphia Press for 30 years. He is best known for becoming, in 1912, the first director of the School of Journalism at Columbia University, built and endowed by Joseph Pulitzer. In 1897–1898 he traveled with his wife to Morocco to collect artifacts for the Museum. Above are some of the beautifully painted bowls he purchased. Now part of our collection, these bowls are just three of many we have that were manufactured in the 1890s.

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Pezzati, Alessandro. "Moroccan Pottery in the African Collection." Expedition Magazine 54, no. 3 (December, 2012): -. Accessed April 18, 2024.

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