Old terracotta stew bowl, Bamileke, Cameroon


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Old Mké-Tou terracotta stew bowl, Bamileke, Cameroon.

The potters of the Ndop Plain meadows make a variety of small bowls to heat and serve stew, a staple dish that is part of almost every meal. Until recently, all men and women owned such a bowl, whose shape could vary from simple to ostentatious depending on the rank and wealth of the owner.

Height: 13.5 cm
Width: 18 cm
Depth: 18 cm

Beautiful sample, small chip, decoration of dents and scarifications, patina of carbon black.
Anthropomorphic shape forming a handle opposite the spout.

The stone bracelet used as a support is not included.

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