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Vessel in the shape of a Male Head


Artist Unknown (Mangbetu)


20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Vessel in the shape of a Male Head, Artist Unknown (Mangbetu)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Ceramic
Size: 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 4 7/8 in. (22.23 x 14.61 x 12.38 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Culture: Mangbetu, Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: FX9547B (in white writing on bottom)
Physical Description: vessel with handle, surmounted by male head; opening of vessel is through top of figure's headdress; surface has glossy appearance; dark clay body
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
Accession Number: 95.69.1
Added to Site: February 28, 2009