Uphiso: Beer Drinking Vessel (Tsonga People, Mozanbique)

Uphiso: Beer Drinking Vessel (Tsonga People, Mozanbique) - Pottery & Terra-cotta

Uphiso: Beer Drinking Vessel (Tsonga People, Mozanbique)

13 x 14 x 14 ″Hand molded of clay with amasumpa, ukufusa; wax finish; coil method construction,This eye-catching vessel is constructed of terra-cotta clay by the Tsonga People from Mozambique. It features a wide, beveled lip on top and textured body resembling a planetary surface. The top portion is marked by painted, angular patterns that function aesthetically and as a mechanism to aid one’s grip when drinking or pouring. This pot is employed for consumption of local beer and wine within domestic contexts and during various cultural enactments.
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