Democratic Republic of the Congo / Gourd Bottle / 1951Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gourd Bottle

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Creator Nationality: African
Creator Name-CRT: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Title: Gourd Bottle
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Creation Start Date: 1951
Creation End Date: 1951
Creation Date: 1951
Creation Place: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Containers
Materials and Techniques: Gourd
Dimensions: Height: 7 3/4"; width: 5 3/8"
Description: Bottle gourd liquid container; large globular body with short neck flaring outward to open mouth; surface orange and red with no decoration.
AMICA Contributor: Brooklyn Children's Museum
Owner Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
ID Number: 51.5.21
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Adrian Van Sinderen, 1951
Context: A utilitarian container, probably for carrying water. Many people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo make this type.
AMICA ID: BCM_.51.5.21
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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