Pitt Rivers Museum Anthropology and World Archaology




Pottery vessel



Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt Rivers founding collection

Given to the Museum in 1884

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Gourd shaped vessel, Tunisia

This tall, narrow pot has been shaped to look like a gourd. A gourd is a hard-shelled fruit that grows in many shapes and sizes, and can be trained to grow in different shapes. Its shell is often used as a vessel or utensil, and it can be used as a mould or model for shaping pottery. The vessel was made some time before 1884 and forms part of the Pitt Rivers founding collection.

View database record 1884.40.3