Jar


Artist
Nupe (Nigerian)
Date
20th century
Medium
Terracotta
Dimensions
Work : 20 x 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (50.8 x 27.31 x 27.31 cm)
Credit Line
Hope College Collection
Object Number
2019.26

Label
The Nupe people live primarily in central and northern Nigeria. Nupe ceramics are traditionally made by women, who pass down knowledge of the art within their families from mother to daughter. This distinctive Nupe jar has a flared neck and breast-like protrusions on its body. Such jars were typically set on the ground around the interior walls of a Nupe house and used for storage. They were sometimes also used as stands to support other round-bottomed clay and metal pots.

Object Type
Ceramic
Academic Themes
Female Artists