Ancestral Bottle #6


Artist
Willis "Bing" Davis (American, b. 1937)
Date
Ca. 1970-75
Medium
Glazed stoneware
Dimensions
Work : 34 x 9 x 9 in. (86.36 x 22.86 x 22.86 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
1975.3.13

Label
Like many African American artists of his generation, Willis "Bing" Davis has long drawn inspiration from traditional African art. He made this ceramic sculpture not long after a research trip to Ghana in 1973. The sculpture's shape recalls, but does not mimic, the form of traditional ceramic vessels found in a number of West African cultures.  

Object Type
Ceramic