About this artwork
The potters in and around the town of Osogbo are known for their tall, cylindrical jars. This elaborately decorated vessel features a human face at the midpoint of its long neck, which suggests that it was made for a shrine dedicated to the goddess Osun (Mother of Life-Giving Waters), the namesake of the river near Osogbo. It likely held river stones and water.
- Made 1900–1975
- 59.7 × 31.1 cm (23 1/2 × 12 1/4 in.)
- Gift of Keith Achepohl