- Museum number
Bowl made of pottery, graphite.
Height: 9.40 centimetres
Width: 21.20 centimetres
Depth: 21.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Ethdoc 291 - letter Geraldine Culwick/Braunholtz, 16.12.1934
' ... Pottery exhibits from the Ulanga Valley, Tanganyika Territory. This is presumably Culwick No. 2 - 'Nos. 1-6 inclusive and 13-14 were all made by the same woman (Mbena) aided by a pupil who kneaded the lump of clay to the right consistency and roughly hollowed it out with her hands, like No. 11 which might become either No. 1 or No. 2 in the hands of the expert. The pupil also did most of the polishing with graphite. She did not take any part in shaping the lid. No. 3. ...'
'No. 2 is a bowl for cooking and serving meat, fish and vegetables among the Wabena. Bena name kimbundi. It can be set on top of No. 1, like a double boiler, thus saving space at the fire....'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number