About this artwork
Expert ceramist Mncane Nzuza, the maker of this pot, is celebrated for her skill: her innovative creations are deeply valued in Zulu society and highly sought after at home and abroad. Serving and sharing ceremonial beer, made with a sorghum malt, from an ukhamba pot is an integral and traditional way to honor ancestors at communal celebrations. A member of Nzuza’s Zulu community commissioned this pot directly from the artist for that purpose.
- Mncane Nzuza
- Container for Serving Beer (Ukhamba)
- South Africa
- 37 x 59 cm (14 9/16 x 23 1/4 in.)
- African Decorative Arts Fund