Beer Pot


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Artifact Identification Beer Pot   (2005.01.0036)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Processing & Preparation T&E
  4. :
  5. Food Storage Equipment
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date 20th Century
Culture Zulu

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 49.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 41.0 cm
Dimension 3 (Diameter) 18.5 cm
Weight 11,100 g
Measuring Remarks 15 H x 19 Diameter, donor’s measurements in inches Larger diameter is of shoulder; smaller diameter is of opening.
Materials Ceramic
Manufacturing Processes Forming, Firing
Munsell Color Information N/A

Research Remarks

Published Description

115 - Featured Objects: Anonymous Donation of Western and Central African artifacts Originating in the western and central regions of Africa, this group of over 70 artifacts includes stools, wooden bowls, musical instruments, coil currency, beer pots, honey pots, and cache sexe (beaded aprons for young girls), as well as many other items. These objects, given by an anonymous donor in 2005, and representing many culture groups in Africa, support the Museum’s mission by helping interpret the diversity of cultures across the globe. 2005.01.0010 – Seed Pod Dance Rattle 2005.01.0011 – Coil Currency from Nigeria 2005.01.0015 – Stool from Tanzania 2005.01.0021 – Cache Sexe from the Kirdi peoples 2005.01.0030 – Wooden Bowl from the Tuareg peoples 2005.01.0041 – Chief’s Honey Pot

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Photo: Spurlock Museum, Fall 2006, p. 19.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Anonymous
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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