DimensionsWork : 20 x 10 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (50.8 x 27.31 x 27.31 cm)
Credit LineHope College Collection
LabelThe 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.