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Creator Nationality: African; Central African; Congolese; Mangbetu
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Mangbetu
Title: Vessel in the shape of a female head
View: 3/4 view
Creation Start Date: 1900
Creation End Date: 1999
Creation Date: 20th century
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: pottery
Materials and Techniques: ceramic
Dimensions: H.10-5/8 x D.(body) 4-5/8 x W.6 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 95.69.2
Credit Line: The Christina N. and Swan J. Turnblad Memorial Fund
The Mangbetu communities of northern Congo had strong economic ties with the Europeans and Americans who came to their region in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Mangbetu soon developed a market for local crafts and souvenirs that included ceramic vessels decorated with sculpted heads featuring typical hairstyles of Mangbetu women.
AMICA ID: MIA_.95.69.2
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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