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Yoruba Terracotta Ceremonial Vessel - PF.3663
Origin: Southwestern Nigeria
Circa: 19 th Century AD to 20 th Century AD
Dimensions: 14.25" (36.2cm) high x 10.5" (26.7cm) wide
Collection: African
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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This beautiful vessel emulates the rich tradition of the Yoruba tribe. The sharp contrast between the center design and the top, adds a striking presence to the piece, creating a dramatic addition to the altar. The cup is carved simply, bringing importance to the offering that it would contain. The vessel also acts as a reminder of the significance of the ceremony and the important role that humans and animals play in the proceedings, and the place that they share in life.

Being a part of the history of this vessel, we come to realize its significance through the ages, and view its timeless beauty with great admiration. A piece such as this would have been the focal point of the altar, and this strength and presence remains today.
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