- Museum number
Bowl; made of earthenware; semi-circular bowl on foot made of reddish brown earthenware; outside ornamented with grooved lines; foot perforated with three oval holes; loop of split cane passed through two holes.
Height: 20.50 centimetres
Width: 21.50 centimetres
Depth: 23.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- From register: "Earthen cup from Cameroon. From Capt. Hamilton."
From paper accompanying pot: "Pot known as Hyel Kiv (Hyel=God Kiv=Head). Used by young men for protective & sacrificial purposes (chicken sacrificed, blood poured on pot & feathers stuck into mouth of pot). Is kept at head of bed. Twice a year (sowing & harvest) the owner drinks beer ceremonially out of the pot with friend. Design on body of pot is said to represent female pudenda."
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Af1870C1.6195 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: Af1870C0303.69