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$ 6,000

Zulu Beer Vessel

Origin South Africa
Period 1950-1979
Materials Terracotta
W. 17 in; H. 16.5 in;
W. 43.18 cm; H. 41.91 cm;
Condition Good. overall good condition. Some minor chipping to the rim
Creation Date mid 20th Century
Description Zulu Beer Vessel.
Pot size: 16.5” x 17”
Zulu women make izinkamba (sing. ukhamba) in different shapes and sizes for brewing, transporting, storing, and drinking beer This vessel is for drinking beer. Like all Zulu ceramic vessels, it was made with clays found in the local environment, by hand, and without the benefit of a potter's wheel. A coiling technique is employed. After the vessel has been formed, it is burnished, fired twice, then treated with surface finishes
Styles / Movements African, Traditional, Tribal
Patterns Handmade, Textured, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 456745
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