Burl bowl

Created by
Unidentified
Date
1750-1850
On View
Concourse 3, C3 053
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Slavery and Freedom
Medium
wood, metal
Dimensions
H x W x D: 7 x 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 in. (17.8 x 42.9 x 42.9 cm)
Description
A large wooden bowl with an uneven shape and a rounded bottom. The lip is decorated with incised Adinkra symbols. Formed metal pieces were nailed over 2 separate cracks, acting as "patches." There is surface wear throughout, particularly on the bottom and around the lip.
Place used
Mississippi, United States, North and Central America
Cultural Place
Ghana, West Africa, Africa
Classification
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design
Type
bowls (vessels)
Topic
Africa
African diaspora
American South
Cooking and dining
Domestic life
Slavery
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2013.46.2
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56e364d29-8416-4975-be4e-21d72e9acbaa
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