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dish

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af1996,05.2

  • Description

    Wheel-thrown pottery dish with shallow ring base. Dish has median line and is angled to rim. Glazed inside and out. Decorated with figure of fish surrounded by wavy lines in centre of bowl. Maker's mark on underside. Kiln-fired.

  • Producer name

  • Ethnic name

  • Date

    • 1967-1973
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7 centimetres
    • Diameter: 25 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        maker's mark
      • Inscription Script

        Latin
      • Inscription Position

        underside of dish
      • Inscription Content

        'KU'
      • Inscription Translation

        Kande Ushafa
  • Curator's comments

    The Pottery Training Centre at Abuja, Nigeria, was set up in 1951 by the British potter, Michael Cardew, at the request of the Nigerian government. The aim was to introduce new techniques and finishes to create tableware for an emerging middle class market. Trainees learnt to make wheel-thrown pots, they prepared and used slips and glazes and applied surface decoration; the pots were kiln-fired.

    This collection was acquired in the period immediately after the retirement of Michael Cardew when Michael O'Brien (a former student of Cardew) ran the Pottery Training Centre as a commercial enterprise for the first time from 1965-1972.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Condition

    Good.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1996

  • Acquisition notes

    Collection made by Mrs S Marjorie Allen during 1967-1973 while her husband was Education Officer for Northern Nigeria. Acquired pieces when visiting Abuja on holiday or on education trips. The donor purchased the collection at Sotheby's.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af1996,05.2

Wheel-thrown pottery dish with shallow ring base. Dish has median line and is angled to rim. Glazed inside and out. Decorated with figure of fish surrounded by wavy lines in centre of bowl. Maker's mark on underside. Kiln-fired.

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