Ritual Pot: Beer Drinking and Fermentation Vessel (Mandingo People,Guinea)

Ritual Pot: Beer Drinking and Fermentation Vessel (Mandingo People,Guinea)

16 x 14 x 14 ″Hand molded from terra-cotta clay.This elegant vessel is hand constructed of terra-cotta clay by the Mandingo People from Guinea-Bissau. It is marked by a beautifully symmetrical, oval form and a wide, beveled lip containing subtle, inner striations. Around the middle lie a circular band of three, striated lines that function both aesthetically and as a grip mechanism while pouring or drinking. This pot is employed for consumption of local beer and wine in domestic contexts and during various cultural enactments.
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This elegant vessel is hand constructed of terra-cotta clay by the Mandingo People from Guinea-Bissau. It is marked by a beautifully symmetrical, oval form and a wide, beveled lip containing subtle, inner striations. Around the middle lie a circular band of three, striated lines that function both aesthetically and as a grip mechanism while pouring or drinking. This pot is employed for consumption of local beer and wine in domestic contexts and during various cultural enactments.

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Dimensions 14.0 × 16.0 in
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1900s

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Hand molded from terra-cotta clay.

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