- Museum number
Round-bottomed, hand-built jar made of pottery, with slightly concave neck and everted lip. Extensive blackening on surface due to oxygen-reduction during
firing. Some vegetal-based liquid decoration. Impressed arc patterns arranged in double row around shoulder. Adjoining cross-hatched triangular patterns on lower neck, incised chevron design around upper neck. Lip is extensively chipped (repaired in places at British Museum).
- Production date
Height: 28.50 centimetres
Width: 30 centimetres
Depth: 30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Collection File Af,1993.09.Collection made by the vendor during periods of fieldwork in Malawi (1985-6,1988,1990 and 1992). Damaged during transit, repaired upon arrival at British Museum.
- Not on display
- Fair. Chips and repairs to rim (repairs done after acquisition, at British Museum).
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number