Vessel

Vessel

1930s

Mbitim

(Sudanese)

Terracotta

Overall: 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Sundry Purchase Fund 1996.301

Location

Description

Mbitim was the head potter at a ceramic workshop in Lirangu, a center for the treatment of sleeping sickness and leprosy. His work was especially prized by European administrators and visitors. Mbitim's style is distinctive, frequently incorporating portrait heads or complete figures. Intricate surface decoration covers the vessel body.

See also
Collection: 
African Art
Department: 
African Art
Type of artwork: 
Vessels
Medium: 
Terracotta
Credit line: 
Sundry Purchase Fund

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