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  • Vintage Nupe Water Pot

    Behold the exquisite rarity of this Nupe water vessel, meticulously handcrafted by the skilled artisans of the Nupe people in Nigeria. Adorned with meticulously incised geometric designs and surface patterns, these functional pots once graced the interiors of Nupe houses, arranged on terracotta supports. The rounded base attests to their practical use, often carried gracefully on the head with the aid of cloth rings.

    Presenting with an eloquent patina of age, this vessel exhibits subtle wear and minor rim damage—a testament to its daily use in the past. In remarkably good condition, it stands as a tangible link to the functional artistry of Nupe culture.

    The Nupe, residing along the Niger River in the middle belt of Nigeria, embody a rich heritage. While embracing Islam, echoes of their indigenous religion and traditional rituals persist. Celebrated for their craftsmanship in leather, mat, and brass, Nupe artisans have left an indelible mark on the world of art.

    This rare Nupe water vessel, bearing witness to daily life and cultural traditions, not only serves as a testament to the Nupe people's artistic prowess but also stands as a captivating artifact, sought after by discerning collectors and revered in major museums and galleries worldwide.

    Size : 47cm H x 38cm D