Ancestral Bottle #6
Willis "Bing" Davis (American, b. 1937)
DimensionsWork : 34 x 9 x 9 in. (86.36 x 22.86 x 22.86 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
LabelLike 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.